The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton

The good Samaritan

A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP I have been thinking a lot about the parable of the good Samaritan lately (Luke 10:25-37). Parts of it are so familiar—the unfortunate victim, the robbers, the priest, the Levite, the Samaritan—that Read More →

“It’s not what we do”

“It’s not what we do” A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP At the end of the sixth chapter of the Gospel according to John, many disciples who had been following Jesus left him. Looking at the 12, Jesus asked, “Will you also go Read More →

Happy New Year!

A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP Ah, a new year! It opens up before us with infinite possibilities like brand new notebooks at the beginning of the school year or the beginning of football season in Cleveland—everyone has Read More →

Hear the good news

A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. For as the days of Noah were, so will be the Read More →

I was a stranger

A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP I was a stranger and you welcomed me …. (Matthew 25:35) Today there are more than 60 million displaced people in the world, more than at any time since World War II. Read More →

Big look at Small Catechism

A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP Several years ago my husband’s bishop tried initiating a diocese-wide call to the catechumenate to engage those preparing for confirmation in a period of study and formation. We call it confirmation class Read More →