For People with Bishop Rob Wright: New Podcast Takes ‘Fingernail Dirty’ Approach to Issues of Faith

Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
Posted May 8, 2020

In his new podcast, For People with Bishop Rob Wright, the dynamic Episcopal bishop of Atlanta challenges those at the crossroads of faith and life to actively engage the challenges of today’s fast-changing world.

Bishop Wright is known for his “fingernail dirty” approach to Christian living that translates the 1st-Century work of Jesus to 21st-Century challenges by feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, protecting the exploited and advocating for the outcasts.

The podcast expands on the themes of For Faith, a popular weekly message Wright has penned for the past eight years that has drawn readers from far beyond the 50,000 people in 117 worshipping communities within the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.

For People with Bishop Rob Wright digs deep into how we can follow the life modeled by Jesus in what has been described as The Post-Christian Era.

Topics covered by Wright in this no-holds-barred podcast include Christian approaches to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, upholding the dignity of those on the edges of society, the soul-numbing effects of violence, coping with death and loss, truly loving our neighbors, and rejecting the religion of nationalism.

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More About Bishop Wright
Since becoming Bishop of The Diocese of Atlanta in 2012, Episcopal Bishop Rob Wright has been a vocal and active leader, urging legislators to enact effective gun safety measures, advocating against the death penalty, and working for underprivileged youth. In 2015, Wright was named among the 100 Most Influential Georgians by GeorgiaTrend magazine.

Since 2018, Wright has served on the Georgia Supreme Court of Georgia’s Committee on Justice For Children as the only faith leader on the 29-member committee charged with improving justice for children and families involved in Georgia’s juvenile courts.

Wright credits his life experiences with forming his approach to faith. Born Feb. 3, 1964, in a Roman Catholic orphanage in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was adopted at the age of nine months by Earl C. and Charlene Wright.

After graduating high school, he served five years as a U. S. Navy helicopter crew chief and search and rescue diver before entering Howard University in Washington, D.C. Upon graduating from Howard with degrees in history and political science, Wright worked as a child advocate for two D.C. mayors and for the Children’s Defense Fund.

Wright later earned a certificate in biblical studies at Ridley Hall, Cambridge University in England, and a Master of Divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia.

Wright is married to inspirational speaker and author Beth Sarah Wright. They have five children: Jordan, Emmanuel, Selah, Noah and Moses Daniel.