Faculty at Cornerstone University

Jonathan Marko

Assistant Professor of Philosophical and Systematic Theology


Bible, Religion, & Ministry; Grand Rapids Theological Seminary


Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary
M.Div., Ashland Theological Seminary
B.S.M.E., The University of Akron

616-254-1650 ext. 1142

Biographical Information

Jonathan Marko has a passion for teaching, discipleship, and research. Before attending seminary, Marko was a mechanical engineer for two years. After seminary, he served as a pastor for over two years before moving to Grand Rapids to enter Calvin Theological Seminary's doctoral program. During his second year at Calvin, Marko came on board at CU. He instructs courses in philosophy and theology in the Traditional Undergraduate program and at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Additionally, he serves as an elder at his local church, overseeing the area of adult discipleship, and occasionally preaches at churches throughout Michigan.

Academically, Marko is especially interested in epistemology, Enlightenment era philosophers and theologians, divine sovereignty and human free choice, and soteriology. In his free time he enjoys weight training, running, playing softball, and spending time with his wife and three daughters. 


  •  “Justification, Ecumenism, and Heretical Red Herrings in John Locke’s The Reasonableness of Christianity,Philosophy and Theology 26, no. 2 (2014) (forthcoming)
  • “Socinianism,” A Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia, William B. Eerdmans, 2014 (forthcoming)
  • “Revisiting the Question: Is Anthony Collins the Author of the 1729 Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity?,” Philosophy and Theology 22, nos. 1 & 2 (2010): 77-104
  • “‘Free Choice’ in Calvin’s Concepts of Regeneration and Moral Agency: How Free Are We?,” Ashland Theological Journal 42 (2010): 41-60


  • Review of Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works by James K. A. Smith, Calvin Theological Journal 49, no. 1 (2014) (forthcoming)
  • Review of Hold Fast the Faith: A Devotional Commentary on the Westminster Confession by Matthew Everhard, Modern Reformation 22, no. 4 (2013): 53
  • Review of The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology by John Perry, Calvin Theological Journal 47, no. 2 (2012): 360-361
  • Review of Philosophy for Understanding Theology by Diogenes Allen and Eric O. Springsted, Ashland Theological Journal 42 (2010): 142-144