The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton

I wonder …

A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP Recently, I heard the Bach cantata O heilges Geist und Wasserbad. The cantata’s text is based on John 3:1-15, which was the Gospel lesson at the service where the cantata was first Read More →

Falling and not afraid

A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP Our living and our dying are great mysteries. Not long ago a young reporter contacted me wanting to talk about death. She had suddenly come to the realization that she would one Read More →

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 →