The head of the local group “Women Writing for (a) Change” has a guest column in the Cincinnati Enquirer about washers, dryers, and women’s ordination. Or something. Here’s a snippet:

By pure coincidence I am witnessing the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Washers and the Dryers at Lydia’s House while reading “The Expected One” by Kathleen McGowan.

The Jesus of this novel teaches The Way with his mother, Mary, as his great teacher, and with his wife, Mary Magdalene, as priestly heir and nominal leader of the new religion. Jesus, this story makes clear ( at least to my eyes) is crucified because his ministry is relational and not institutional, because The Way inspires people to trust their own moral authority and not be subject to temple politicians.