Bishop Eaton: Our common witness

Our common witness. In her August column for Living Lutheran, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reflects on the Lutheran movement. As we move forward as a church, she wonders: “What will our Lutheran identity be in the ELCA?” Read her column in English at and in Spanish at

Now it’s time to move forward. It’s good to remember the events of the 16th century, but we shouldn’t get stuck there. We need to ask what it means to be Lutheran in the 21st century.