61 episodes

Welcome to For People, a conversation with Bishop Rob Wright, spiritual leader to the more than 50,000 people in the 117 worshipping communities of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. In this podcast, Bishop Wright meets listeners at the crossroads of faith and life to explore the challenges of an ever-changing world. Listen in to find out how he expands on his For Faith devotional, drawing inspiration from the life of Jesus to answer 21st-century questions.

For People with Bishop Rob Wright Bishop Rob Wright

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 58 Ratings

Welcome to For People, a conversation with Bishop Rob Wright, spiritual leader to the more than 50,000 people in the 117 worshipping communities of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. In this podcast, Bishop Wright meets listeners at the crossroads of faith and life to explore the challenges of an ever-changing world. Listen in to find out how he expands on his For Faith devotional, drawing inspiration from the life of Jesus to answer 21st-century questions.

    I Lay Before You

    I Lay Before You

    This week's For People is based on a prayer by Howard Thurman. 

    “The concern which I lay bare before You today is:
     
    Whatever disaffection there is between me and those who are or have been very close to me—I would seek the root or cause of such disaffection, and with the illumination of Your mind, O God, to understand it. I give myself to Your scrutiny that, whatever there may be in me that is responsible for what has happened, I will acknowledge. Where I have wronged or given offense deliberately or without intention, I seek a face-to-face forgiveness. What I can undo I am willing to try; what I cannot undo, with that I seek to make my peace. How to do these things, what techniques to use, with what spirit—for these I need and seek Your wisdom and strength, O God. Whatever disaffection there is between me and those who are or have been very close to me, I lay bare before You.”
    Prayers for Today
    Howard Thurman

    • 19 min
    Courage of Conviction

    Courage of Conviction

    This week's For People is based on the below excerpt from Bishop Wright's sermon for the Preaching Excellence Program. 

    Many preachers are scared of John the Baptist so they dither about with what he ate or what he wore rather than what he did. What he did was to co-create moments with God so hearts could change. What he did was refuse to placate people or reduce to pablum the notion of true repentance. What he did was model the freedom that comes uniquely by the Spirit. John scared the clergy then and he scares the clergy now. It is easier to mock him as a zealot than be transformed by his zeal. John was Jesus’ big cousin. Their mothers had been pregnant together. Their mothers bumped bellies in a doorway long ago and sang songs to each other of God’s fidelity. John and Jesus had been in dialogue since before birth. It was John who was Jesus’ revival preacher. John preached with power, but he also lived that power. Even Herod was afraid of his power. John had moral clarity and because of that he had moral authority and that produces courage of conviction. 

    • 18 min
    Jesus But Not Jesus Club

    Jesus But Not Jesus Club

    Jesus But Not Jesus Clubs are groups of people that have used Jesus' name with little allegiance to his Name. This might look like churches or Christian associations that bear little resemblance to the founder of the movement but on the outside look very much like that of Jesus.

    In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright discuss this notion of JBNJC's, how we mature as Christians in identifying the gap of what we say and how we live, and why the Church is more than a building. Listen in for the full conversation.

    Before listening, read Bishop Wright's For Faith.

    • 19 min
    Enjoy God

    Enjoy God

    Have you enjoyed God in these past 15 months of exhausting, livelihood, and knocking out the daily to-do? It can feel never-ending! When you think about it, when is the last time you slowed down to simply enjoy God?

    In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright discuss the ways they enjoy God including nature, music, and the learnings of the pandemic of isolation that if we think about it have shown us new ways to enjoy God. Listen in for the full conversation.

    Before listening, read Bishop Wright's For Faith.

    • 20 min
    Spirit Is

    Spirit Is

    The bible names the Holy Spirit as many things: life-giver, helper, fire, teacher, wisdom, counsel, might, knowledge, power, freedom, truth, hope, belonging, fellowship increaser, healer, reconciler, forever friend, renewer, proclaimer, boldness maker, anointer, love refiner, maker of faithfulness, the resuscitator of dead things just to name a few. 

    In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright discuss the Holy Spirit, Pentecost, and what the Holy Spirit is to them in their lives. 

    • 18 min
    Blessed

    Blessed

    Blessed! A word we hear often both in the church and in the world. But what does blessed mean? It isn't a magical state. It is about walking a particular path and it guides us clear from some things and towards some things.

    In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about the psalms and what blessed means and what it doesn't mean. Listen in for the full conversation.

    Before listening, read Bishop Rob Wright's For Faith.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

pete from GA ,

Number 40, meeting God

Wonderful podcast! This is helping me grow closer to God. Thanks Bishop Wright!

MiepMary ,

Engaging and encouraging

Bishop Wright’s podcasts are always engaging, thoughtful, and encouraging. He comes across as intelligent, clear-eyed, and strong in his faith. God is still God, and God is for everyone! Give this podcast a listen.

Top Podcasts In Religion & Spirituality

Listeners Also Subscribed To