A View From the Keyboard

Thomas S. Buchanan on The First Church of Cyberspace

As you enter the sanctuary you look out a window and see a sailboat gently gliding across a lake. A quote beneath the window is from St. Anselm: “Free will is like the sailor adjusting tiller and sheets. Though it is sometimes a struggle, we can choose to hold the boat of our life steady into the wind of the spirit.” As you listen you notice a single guitar playing Luther’s A Mighty Fortress is Our God. As you look about you see a soprano readying her special selection of You Are So Beautiful, while . . .

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Thomas S. Buchanan is a member of the Orthodox Church and lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, with his wife and three children. He is a senior editor of Touchstone.

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