Easter As Mary Magdalene (aka "The Tower"?) Might Have Wanted Us To Celebrate It

As Christians around the world celebrate Easter, it is worth pausing for a moment to consider the true meaning of the events that are being commemorated. In this post, I argue that the traditional church version of things largely misses the point that Jesus was making in his ministry and in his life. Fortunately, we have many texts, church sanctioned and otherwise, that we can use to help us understand what Jesus was really trying to teach us. I find the Gospel of Mary as particularly useful in this endeavor. (Before moving on, I wanted to parenthetically address a notion which is continually raised by people I speak with that Jesus may not have existed, or if he did, he didn't teach anythin

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