Sermon on the Parable of the Mustard Seed
Stephen Patterson, guest preacher at St. Mark’s, preached on Mark 4:30-32, the parable of the mustard seed. A scholar, teacher and writer, Patterson is the George H. Atkinson endowed chair in Religious and Ethical Studies at Williamette University, where he teaches courses on the history of religion. He writes and lectures widely on the hidden histories of earliest Christianity, especially the lost gospels, Q and the Gospel of Thomas. He is the author of many books, most recently The Lost Way: How Two Forgotten Gospels Are Rewriting the Story of Christian Origins (2014).