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Kate Blanchard

Do Less, Sit More, and Take Up the Easy Yoke | Discipleship & Spiritual Practices

Had you asked me 10 years ago about renewing the church, I might have given you a different answer. But at the moment I am a 40-something working wife and mother with a type-A lifestyle. My job is people-intensive as well as intellectually and emotionally demanding. Church, for the most part, seems to offer more of the same busy-ness that I have elsewhere in my life.


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About Kate Blanchard

Kate Blanchard is associate professor of religious studies at Alma College in Alma, Mich. She is the author of The Protestant Ethic or the Spirit of Capitalism: Christians, Freedom, and Free Markets.