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For People is 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 For Faith, drawing inspiration from the life of Jesus to answer 21st-century questions.
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Send us a Text Message. Ever wonder how to keep your spiritual roots strong amidst life's storms? The balance between spiritual renewal and daily demands can actually be a divine opportunity. What might happen when we slow down daily to open ourselves up to God? In this episode, Melissa and a conversation with The Rev. Bonnie Underwood, Rector of A…
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Send us a Text Message. This July, we are featuring special guests from across The Diocese of Atlanta for Summer Shorts! How can you live fully into the spiritual reality of being "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" by God? Join us as we welcome The Rev. Rhett Solomon, Associate Rector at Holy Trinity Parish in Decatur, Georgia. to share his inspiring jour…
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Send us a Text Message. Can faith like David's still conquer the giants of our modern world? The story of David and Goliath is a story that reminds us of the giants we battle today, such as hate, poverty, and scarcity. These struggles are rooted in spiritual wickedness, and spiritual practices taught by Jesus can help us defeat these modern-day gia…
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Send us a Text Message. Have you ever wondered how asking the right questions can transform your faith journey? In The Episcopal Church, having questions of faith and not always having the answers is a part of common life together. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation inspired by Howard Thurman's Sermons on the Parables an…
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Send us a Text Message. Ever wondered how grace can act as the very grit that sustains us through life’s toughest storms? Grace is a tangible force that builds and strengthens communities, encouraging us to live fully in faith. In a world often divided by politics and ideology, how do we extend grace and kindness to those who anger or baffle us? In…
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Send us a Text Message. What if your family had to choose between paying for groceries or healthcare? For many in the US, this painful dilemma is a harsh reality. In today's episode, we're joined by Kyle Waide, President and CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, to unpack the staggering 50 percent increase in demand for food assistance over the p…
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Send us a Text Message. Dismantling racism is holy and life-giving work. It is hard work, especially in a society divided on the issues of racism, power, and privilege. We thank God for The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, a unique and powerful expression of our commitment to becoming Beloved Community. In this episode, Bishop Wright has a …
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Send us a Text Message. If we start to see the way God sees, we start to look at how we handle the planet, conversations with others, money, and so many other spaces in life. For many of us, we've come to a settled sense on a lot of these things which limits what we allow in our consciousness. Freedom is deciding not to oppress seeing the world in …
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Send us a Text Message. We should be losing some arguments with Jesus! If we are losing arguments with Jesus, we are being led by The Spirit. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about St. Paul's letter to the Romans. They discuss Paul's revelation that to follow God is to be led by Spirit, and that all are welcome into a …
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Send us a Text Message. What kind of offer can we make to the world as Christians? Have you ever considered the ripple effect of a simple invitation? In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about the power behind extending a hand of faith, inspired by the transformative encounter between Philip and the Ethiopian. In it they d…
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Send us a Text Message. Lots of things give us a quick and cheap energy hit have adverse side effects. Growing closer to a loving God that welcomes all brings no adverse side effects! Instead of an energy supplement, taking up a spiritual practice revives not only our own self but also how we serve a loving God in our world. In this episode, Meliss…
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Send us a Text Message. Peace be with you! These are the 4 words Jesus says when he enters the room to see the disciples for the first time since his death and resurrection. Jesus enters the space with grace. He says look. He says touch. And then He breaks bread. He shares peace over a meal. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a convers…
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Send us a Text Message. Happy Easter! As we reach the milestone of our 200th episode, we are taking a moment to reflect on the journey that started as an experiment during COVID. And three years later, For People has reached all 50 states, over 100 countries, and 6,000 cities, It has been downloaded 300,000 times. This podcast has become a beacon o…
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Send us a Text Message. Have we fashioned a Jesus who mirrors our own ideologies, unwittingly reshaping God to endorse our political agendas? On Palm Sunday, the same people that would shout "Hosanna", an exclamation of praise, and the same mob that should shout "crucify him!" a few days later. In this episode Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conve…
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Send us a Text Message. We all understand our lives as gift, but Jesus tells us to not cower at the fear of death! When this physical form comes to pass, there is an overwhelming reality that will embrace all of us. And that is why we call it faith! In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about death, as Good Friday approache…
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Send us a Text Message. God is using God's power to make sure that those of us who fall short, those of us in need of rescue, have a future available to us. God somehow uses all of our missteps to then help us craft a witness, a narrative whereby we can say to other siblings! John 3:16-17 show all of us that God loves the world without the stain of…
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Send us a Text Message. The most adaptive challenge facing the church is for the organization that bears his name to actually put him first!. What is at the heart of following Jesus in our world today? If Jesus were here today would he recognize the church he founded? In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about the ways in …
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Send us a Text Message. We know God love us and wants us to know life that is not controlled by fear. What would it be like to get let go of some of that burden??? In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about what it means to lay down the desire for control and embrace a life of faith and trust in God. They discuss Peter's c…
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Send us a Text Message. Join us in keeping a Holy Lent! This Lent we invite you towards God, towards your self and towards one another using the theme, “Letting Go.” Since Jesus came to set the “captives free,” “Letting Go”of those things and ways that hold us back is central to the new and risen life in Christ that we celebrate each Easter. For th…
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Send us a Text Message. "When we create these wonderful communities, whether in church, in organizations, in institutions, and in schools, all of that is built around human dignity. If we put dignity at the core, we will be surprised how we can maximize the authenticity of our communities and the authenticity of our togetherness and allow for us re…
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Send us a Text Message. What does God take pleasure in? At some point, we have to move in a direction that says I am in relationship with all that is - meaning we aren't in the driver seat! A huge appetite for control tells us God is not a part of our lives - and we are afraid of something - why not give up some of that? In this episode, Melissa an…
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Send us a Text Message. As a society and world, we aren't a single idea away from a better world. What would get us there is a global commitment to loving everybody with dignity. If we are honest, there is a lack of will to love our neighbor! In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about the Bible's profound ancient insights …
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Send us a Text Message. Obedience - the four letter word of the bible. Sometimes we've got to do what God is inviting us to do out of simple obedience and offer that as worship! The bible gives us an example of disobedience in Jonah. He wanted to give God some advice! In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about the story of…
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Send us a Text Message. Dr. King dared to dream in the greatness of our nation. He defined that greatness in the "I Have a Dream" speech. It has to do with justice, freedom, and dignity for all people. He dared to believe that we are great enough be human family. In this episode days before Dr. King's birthday, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conv…
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Send us a Text Message. Happy New Year and Happy Epiphany! In Jesus, God manifested God's self in the world! New Years and Epiphany are about new beginnings with God, so what better place to begin again than in the book of Genesis. John Muir can help us: “When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents a…
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Send us a Text Message. "The breaking news of Christmas can turn your heart and your home upside down, not by guilt, not by shame, but by an overwhelming, unimaginable, illogical, mind-boggling, impossible amount of good breaking news. We don't deserve this infant visitor. We couldn't, not even the best of us, and that is the best news of all. You …
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Send us a Text Message. Mary's Magnificat prayed for the day those excluded from societal greatness would have a measure of God's greatness and have a reversal of their societal standing. As a governing body, you don't ban a song unless it encourages the lowly in society to have hope for a reversal! In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a…
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Send us a Text Message. God is the God of reversal! Stick with God and God's promise is that if we gift God our grief sit back and watch God do God's work! Drawing inspiration from Isaiah, Melissa and Bishop Wright navigate the complex emotions that surface during the holiday season, reminding ourselves and our listeners that it's okay if this time…
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Send us a Text Message. Time is the anvil that God uses to make a faithful soul! Ever wonder if your prayers go higher than your rooftop? One of the great indicators of Christian maturity is understanding it isn't about your time but God's time. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about time, patience, the season of Adven…
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Send us a Text Message. Do you ever wonder about the relationship between faith and business? That's exactly what we address with special guest, Jeffrey Small Jr, CEO of MDH Partners. Together, Bishop Wright and Jeff navigate the complexities of economic growth and ethically sound practices. We gain invaluable insights from Jeff’s journey, from his…
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Send us a Text Message. “From the 5th chapter of the Gospel according to St. John and the 6th verse, we hear Jesus pose a life changing question to a man, ‘…would you be made whole.’ This story is one of my favorites,” Bishop Wright said. This story is about a wholeness and healing made of the coming together of word and deed. “And here he comes, t…
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Send us a Text Message. By choosing Jesus, we have some resources available to us today to gain clarity in the grey areas of the world around us. Joshua reminds the people of Israel who God has been to God's people. He reminds them that God has freed God's people from four hundred years of bondage. "...choose today who you serve...". In this episod…
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Send us a Text Message. The recent news of the violence and murder of thousands of people in Palestine and Israel has sent shockwaves around the world. In the midst of conflict lies confusion and finger-pointing. In this very special episode of For People, Bishop Wright has a conversation with Archbishop Hosam E. Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in J…
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Send us a Text Message. If we get quiet with ourselves we can ask ourselves "Who Am I?"... God says some wonderful things about who we are. None of us are alone in wondering who we are and if we're enough! In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about the notion of enoughness. They discuss the traps of striving for the elusiv…
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Send us a Text Message. If we believe God is the author of our lives, and we believe God has better ideas for how we should live our lives, then we must subordinate our understanding to God's understanding. That act is worship! In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about the worship and doing your own sacrifice audit! What …
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Send us a Text Message. Is your heart getting broad or is it shrinking? One of the clearest indicators that you're in a relationship with the God of all the worlds and many names is a broadened heart. Do you love those who think differently, love differently, and worship differently than you? In this episode, Melissa has a conversation with Bishop …
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Send us a Text Message. The 10 commandments were a gift given to people newly into freedom - these tenets will create well-being in community. They are a channel to freedom. In this episode, Melissa and a conversation around the 10 commandments, challenging traditional views, and a deep dive into an ordered life. Listen in for the full conversation…
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Send us a Text Message. If we can hold on to the God that suffers with us and transforms our pain, then the God that is with us comes through. Bishop Bob Fitzpatrick of The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai‘i joins For People to share the impact of the recent fires on Maui and how it has brought waves of shock and sorrow throughout the community. Together…
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Send us a Text Message. What if you could truly understand the difference between guilt and conviction? What if you could discover a path to integrate this understanding into living a life of truth and love? In this episode, Melissa has a conversation with Bishop Wright about how an abundant life with Jesus leads us to Christian maturity. They disc…
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Send us a Text Message. How do we heal from our wounds? Why does sitting in our wounds feel normal? The Rev. Becca Stevens, the fiery and passionate soul behind Thistle Farms, wonders with Bishop Wright across the intersections of woundedness, healing, and faith in the latest For People. In this episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with Becca …
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Send us a Text Message. Ever wondered how faith can transform even the hardest of hearts? God cracked open a rock to deliver water to people in the desert. God can crack open our hardened hearts and deepest wounds, allowing healing to flow forth. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about hope found amidst devastation, exe…
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Send us a Text Message. Faith has the power to transform our lives as we pursue an active God! In this episode, Bishop Wright had a conversation with Bishop Frank Logue, Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. They have a conversation about life, as we see it, not being about measuring up, but realizing as Christians Jesus has assured us we are…
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Send us a Text Message. Can the essence of power and its impact be truly understood without discussing forgiveness? Joseph, the second most powerful person in Egypt, chooses to forgive his brothers who threw him into a pit and slavery. To Joseph, it was settled. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about Joseph, what it ta…
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Send us a Text Message. Have you ever been in the midst of an all-consuming pursuit, determined to mold the world around you, only to realize that you're not the potter, but the clay? In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about his illuminating journey to Nepal, where he experienced the impermanence of life firsthand and re…
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Send us a Text Message. In Exodus, God's response to hate and violence is love. In the story, Pharaoh wants every baby murdered to prevent an eventual overthrow of his empire. God uses a woman and a baby child to eventually overthrow an empire with love. That baby turned faith leader is Moses. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conve…
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Send us a Text Message. The Canaanite woman comes to Jesus asking for the healing of her daughter. The disciples and Jesus dismiss her, but she persists. And Jesus heals her daughter because of her great faith. Jesus became a better Messiah that day. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation of the Canaanite woman and her faith…
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Send us a Text Message. Family is tough. The Bible is 66 books of family strife! It was a father's favoritism that caused Joseph's brother to throw him in a pit. That poor choice was used for God's goodness as Joseph chose the path of healing and forgiveness. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about family, the patterns …
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Send us a Text Message. Mountaintops in scripture are made for low valleys. We use them to go down into the world to live a changed life, build community, and be a catalyst for transformation. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about Jesus' transfiguration, the response from the disciples, and what we can do with a glimp…
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Send us a Text Message. Jesus tells the disciples the kingdom of heaven is like the smallest mustard seed that grows into a magnificent tree. When we step back from the notion that God only works through big miracles, we experience God's Kingdom through the smallest acts of faith. Through kindness to a stranger. Through serving alongside neighbor. …
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Send us a Text Message. There is a Black spiritual "We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder" referring to a dream Jacob had about a ladder with angels ascending and descending. The ladder represented a connection from God's heaven to our earthly place. The Black spiritual noted the faith of Black slaves: that they would also climb the ladder for their spiri…
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