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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.
 
Ryan Ellis here, the founder and host of the PE Umbrella, a Primary Physical Education podcast and short blog that discusses all things PE. Interviewing inspiring practitioners from the primary education sector, I will be sharing the latest in excellent practice and discussing what makes PE and Sport such an important tool to engage and enhance the learning of children (across the curriculum) so they are ready to leave school with a solid platform to lead a healthy lifestyle and enjoy lifelo ...
 
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Esther is a great story in the bible. In the story, it is clear God wants to see human agency taken up because God has decided to want us. God wants people to join God in God's work! In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright discuss these questions, taking up agency, and growing in our capacity to serve God. What purpose of God can we take up inst…
 
What do fidelity and faithfulness mean to you? And how does your faithfulness to God intersect with not giving up on neighbor? In this episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with special guest Dr. Gregory C. Ellison II on the movements of faithfulness and neighborliness in our lives as people of faith. They speak to Howard Thurman, his teachings…
 
Why do we struggle as people of faith to talk of human sexuality? Something that is good and is a gift from God! Grab your popcorn and check out the Song of Solomon. This biblical song takes the idea of love and enfleshes it in two young playful lovers. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright discuss why they believe this is such a difficult sub…
 
Real harm can come from the tongue. Jesus' half-brother James' argues that the tongue cannot be tamed, and it can even set things ablaze. So, how do we as people of faith deal with one another for the benefit of all of us? Because the truth of the matter is we all have a whole lot of work to do. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright discuss th…
 
God wants us to be wealthy! Not wealthy in material things but the wealth we life riches we receive when we live close to God. In Proverbs is says " A good name is better than great riches, God's favor is better than silver and gold". But how do we get a good name? In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about what it means t…
 
In this special guest episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with The Rev. Natosha Reid Rice on their journeys to belonging and self-love. Both bi-racial, both black in America, and both abandoned by their mothers, they share their stories of trauma, forgiveness, healing, and love. What a beautiful thing when brokenness becomes ministry. Listen …
 
It can be hard to tell someone how we are feeling. Naturally, most respond "fine" when asked. This just doesn't cut it on most days. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright discuss the rawness and emotional honestness of the Psalms and that a real prayer life ought to be the most honest place in your life. So, how are you doing today? Before lis…
 
What fills you up on God? St. Paul reminds us to not be foolish in looking for answers or healing in the wrong places, but to be filled up on God and to do this by singing! To make melodies to the Lord in our hearts. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright discuss the music that fills them and how a composer might even speak to a person's heart …
 
Peter was an eyewitness to the majesty of God, and it changed him. Another word for majesty is major-ness. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation of God's majorn-ness; its display in nature, peace beyond understanding, and how a big God makes big Faith. Listen in for the full conversation. Before listening, read Bishop Wrigh…
 
Welcome to episode 214 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by the headteacher of Water Primary and now a two-time guest of the show Chris Willan. His first appearance on the show back in episode 123 was a huge hit and changed the way that many viewed the PESSPA landscape in their schools. Now, Chris is back to talk us through how he's…
 
Welcome to episode 213 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by the director of Moving Matters Rob Wilkinson. On Rob's second PE Umbrella appearance we find out how he has evolved in the past 5 years and talk about the current primary PE landscape. Talking points include: - What currently excites you about PE? - What misconceptions abou…
 
Redemption is an important theme in the Bible and in the world. It teaches us that people can come out of tough situations and that Good News can prevail. It can make brokenness new. In this episode, Bishop Wright continues a conversation with special guest Lawrence Bell, who served 30 years and 1 day in prison. In it, they discuss how Lawrence fou…
 
Redemption is an important theme in the Bible and in the world. It teaches us that people can come out of tough situations and that Good News can prevail. It can make brokenness new. In this episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with special guest Lawrence Bell, who served 30 years and 1 day in prison. He began his sentence at the age of 14. Th…
 
There is no argument that the work of justice is hard, important, and meaningful. But how do lawyers and judges improve laws, and justice? In this episode, Bishop Wright talks with newly installed Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice David E. Nahmias. Chief Justice Nahmias shares his faith story, the connections between his legal service and faith, …
 
Welcome to episode 212 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by primary PE specialist teacher and PE lead Dan Brewer. It was a treat to sit down and talk with somebody who is on the front line delivering and leading primary PE and gain their perspective on a number of topics. Talking points include: - What currently excites you about PE…
 
There is a lot of power in consenting to God. It is about authority and using our agency to make the choice to follow God do God's work in our lives. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright discuss what it means to give consent to God, the maturity it takes in this choice, and what it can mean in our lives. Listen in for the full conversation. B…
 
Welcome to episode 211 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by the director of Dream Big sports and Active Education Co Dale Harris. On this episode, we learn more about Dale, what makes him tick and his desire to help change the Primary PE landscape for the better! Talking points include: - What currently excites you about PE? - What …
 
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 scruti…
 
Welcome to episode 210 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by teacher educator Will Swaithes to discuss ALL things PE. On this feature-length episode, I have the pleasure of talking with Will about a whole host of topics that provide amazing insights into PE and life. From books that need to be read to the importance of modelling vuln…
 
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 pe…
 
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 JBNJ…
 
Welcome to episode 209 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by primary PE specialist and now repeat guest Brendan Rouse. In this episode we talk with Brendan about the past 12 months and teaching through Covid, including his thoughts, reflections and ideas of what moving forward may look like. Talking points include: - What excites you…
 
Have you enjoyed God in these past 15 months of exhaustion, 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 …
 
Welcome to episode 208 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by primary PE leads Sam Woodruff & Jordan Jawandha to chat ALL things Primary PE! T alking points include: - What currently excites you about PE? - What misconceptions about our subject should be banished? - What is your ideal PE lesson recipe? - A PE Resource you couldn't liv…
 
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…
 
Welcome to episode 207 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by deputy headteacher and PESSPA director at Clavering Primary School Neil McAvoy. In this knowledge bomb packed episode we dive into ALL things Clavering and the truly incredible PE and PA offer they have for their pupils. Talking points include: - Breaking down the Clavering…
 
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 mea…
 
Welcome to episode 206 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by primary PE specialist teacher Ben Anderson for one of the most insightful episodes of the show yet! On this bumper episode, we learn about what makes Ben tick as a practitioner and discover the ways in which his school is thriving as a result of his excellent PE leadership …
 
What does faith look like for a person working in politics? And what about tough issues that divide people? In this episode, Bishop Wright and Ga State Representative Mary Margaret Oliver discuss these very questions and other relevant topics. It is a tall order in doing the tough work of reaching across the aisle to those we disagree with while re…
 
Welcome to episode 205 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by the director and founder of Totally Runable Natalie Jackson. Totally Runable use the power of running to help close the sport gender gap across schools in the UK and have a fascinating story to tell. During this episode, I speak with Natalie about some stark figures when it…
 
Breaking news: Jesus speaks life from the garden. That would be the headline if the Gospel read like the New York Times or the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sometimes Rabbi, sometimes wonder-worker, Jesus of Nazareth convenes a small gathering of day laborers and poor people to share God’s plan for the human family. In this episode, Melissa and Bis…
 
Welcome to episode 204 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by PE coordinator Joe Danquah. We talk about ALL things primary PE during this episode and gain insights and advice from Joe's daily teaching. Talking points include: - What currently excites you about PE? - What misconceptions about our subject should be banished? - What is y…
 
Easter isn't over. And though we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the resurrection in our own lives, Easter isn't the absence of the valleys. By definition, valleys are "depressed areas of land-scoured and washed out by the conspiring forces of gravity, water, and ice." America feels like a valley. As Black, Brown, and poor people continue t…
 
In this episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, an Episcopalian in the diocese and member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Athens, GA. They discuss being a person of faith as a public servant, how Georgia has responded to the pandemic of COVID-19, and the new voting legislation passed in Georgia just recently and …
 
Welcome to episode 203 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by Adam Price who works as a PE coordinator in a SEN school. On this episode, we once again dive deep into the world of PE and particularly inclusion as we learn how to best cater for the diverse range of needs that we may have from pupils in our classroom. Talking points incl…
 
What is the opposite of love? In this episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, Primate of the Episcopal Church, about the opposite of love, where the church has thrived and been challenged in the pandemics and what has been hard on Presiding Bishop Curry and steps to take to nourish body, mind, and spirit. P…
 
Welcome to episode 202 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by PE lead Abby Miles. On this episode, we take a wander through topics focused on ALL things primary PE and gain insights and advice from Abby in her short time teaching and leading PE in her school. Talking points include: - What currently excites you about PE? - What miscon…
 
What's Easter and how does it work in the real world? In this episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, Primate of the Episcopal Church, about the Triduum. From the suffering of Good Friday, to the silence of Holy Saturday, to Resurrection Sunday, what does it all mean as followers of Jesus and people of a wo…
 
Welcome to episode 201 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by former teacher and founder of Dance to School Eve Murphy. On this episode we once again dive deep into the world of Primary PE, with a particular focus on the area of dance, drawing out some incredible advice on delivering your own unit of work! Talking points include: - Wh…
 
You have to have a Good Friday, and the silence of Holy Saturday, before you can have an Easter Sunday. We are Easter people - resurrection people, that must also remember the suffering of Good Friday. The darkness. On that day and in how we choose to live our lives today, Jesus' love makes a lonely walk in front of us. A love as people shamed him,…
 
Welcome to a breaking news special edition of For People with Bishop Rob Wright. In this episode, Bishop Wright talks with Georgia State Senator Kim Jackson, who is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of Atlanta. Their conversation focuses on recently passed state legislation that made big changes to Georgia’s voting laws. Changes that drew applause…
 
Welcome to episode 200 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by the Director of Sport at Alice Smith School in Malaysia and host of the Infinite Leaders Podcast Lewis Keens. In this episode, we find common links between our past before learning about what makes Lewis tick in the world of PE. Talking points include: - What currently exci…
 
If happiness is lavender, then joy has to be purple. Why purple? Because you make purple out of red and blue. Love and sorrow. Joy lives at that intersection of heartbreak and ecstasy. Joy doesn’t live alone, she has four roommates, faith, hope, wonder and gratitude. They need one another. Each leads to the other. Scripture tells us joy is: a gift,…
 
Welcome to episode 199 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by the founder of The PE Train and Primary Teacher Anthony Seaman. In this episode we take our usual stroll down conversations ALL things Primary PE and find out what makes Anthony tick, sharing knowledge bombs for you to take away in the process. Talking points include: - Wha…
 
How we stand for truth has everything to do with the truth we stand for. For us, the most true thing in the universe is God! With the most true thing about God being that "God is love." We know that it’s impossible to actually love God without loving neighbor. These two ideas are inseparable and irrefutable. Our living out of these two truths is no…
 
Welcome to episode 198 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by former primary school teacher and founder of The Children's Health Project Ilse Brockling. On this episode we delve into all things health & wellbeing on the back of our 3rd lockdown in the UK and look ahead to the coming year. Talking points include: - Health & Wellbeing a…
 
Putting Jesus at the center of your life is learning how to love as God loves, which involves a willingness to sacrifice our preferred ways and outcomes in favor of Jesus’ way and his preferred outcomes. Spiritually, we haven’t grown up until we want God’s way more than we want our way! Life and relationships are so hard often because the love we h…
 
Welcome to episode 197 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! Joining me Under the umbrella this week is inspirational headteacher of The Academy at St James, Chris Tolson. Having recently heard about the simply wonderful provision at his school through Niall O'Brien, this week we take the plunge and gain a headteachers perspective on the trajectory of his sc…
 
What to do when God is silent, goes the question. But maybe what is really being said here is, ‘God is not speaking to me in a fashion that is convenient or dramatic enough to address my anxieties and hardships.’ Being the anxious creatures that we are, we might be conflating the idea of God’s silence with God’s abandonment or God’s non-existence. …
 
Welcome to episode 196 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! If you haven't listened to part one of my chat with Greg, I highly recommend jumping back to episode 195 before proceeding! This episode picks up exactly where the last episode finished and continues with some deep conversation and side tangents across a range of PE topics including: - What is an i…
 
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