Jonathan Marko

Associate Professor of Philosophical & Systematic Theology

Faculty Positions:

Traditional Undergrad Academics - Bible, Religion & Ministry

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Dr. Jonathan Stevens Marko has a passion for teaching, discipleship and research. Before attending seminary, Dr. 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, Dr. Marko came on board at Cornerstone University.

Dr. Marko instructs courses in philosophy and theology in Cornerstone's traditional undergraduate program and at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, serves as Elder of Adult Discipleship and Community (since 2010) and assists with pulpit supply for West Michigan area churches.

"I love my time in the classroom. It offers ample opportunities to build up Christ's body. It is an intersection of mentoring, friendships, challenges, the fruits of study and research, and piety."


Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Supplementing Contemporary Treatments of Doctrinal Mysteries with Largely Forgotten Voices from the Enlightenment," Trinity Journal 39, no. 1 (2018): 23-42.
  • "Edwards on Reason, Revelation, and Mystery," The Miscellanies Companion (Fortworth: Jonathan Edwards Society Press, 2018), 65-77.
  • "Edwards on Reasonable Christianity and Necessary Revelation," The Miscellanies Companion (Fortworth: Jonathan Edwards Society Press, 2018), 79-88.
  • Why Locke's 'Of Power' Is Not a Metaphysical Pronouncement: Locke's Response to Molyneux's Critique (Philosophy and Theology, 29(1), 2017).
  • Contributed a chapter—A Glimpse of the Brave New World of Discordant Voices Into Which Jonathan Edwards Was Born—to "A Collection of Essays on Jonathan Edwards" (Jonathan Edwards Society Press, 2016).
  • The Promulgation of Right Morals: John Locke on the Church and the Christian as the Salvation of Society (Journal of Markets and Morality, 19(1), 2016).
  • Above Reason Propositions and Contradiction in the Religious Thought of Robert Boyle (Forum Philosophicum, 19(2), 2014).
  • Justification, Ecumenism, and Heretical Red Herrings in John Locke's The Reasonableness of Christianity (Philosophy and Theology, 26(2), 2014).
  • Revisiting the Question: Is Anthony Collins the Author of the 1729 Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity? (Philosophy and Theology, 22(1&2), 2010).
  • 'Free Choice' in Calvin's Concepts of Regeneration and Moral Agency: How Free Are We? (Ashland Theological Journal, 42, 2010).

Encyclopedia Articles

  • Contributed entries in Deism, Empiricism and Socinianism to "A Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia" (William B. Eerdmans, 2017)

Book Reviews

  • Review of "Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works" by James K. A. Smith in Calvin Theological Journal, 49(1), 2014
  • Review of "Hold Fast the Faith: A Devotional Commentary on the Westminster Confession" by Matthew Everhard in Modern Reformation, 22(4), 2013
  • Review of "The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology" by John Perry in Calvin Theological Journal, 47(2), 2012
  • Review of "Philosophy for Understanding Theology" by Diogenes Allen and Eric O. Springsted in Ashland Theological Journal, 42, 2010

Campus Involvement

  • HLC Committee on Integrity
  • Celebration of Scholarship Committee
  • CU Foundations


  • Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary (2012)
  • M.Div., Theology, Ashland Theological Seminary (2005)
  • B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron (2000)


—Spending time with my wife and three daughters


—Enlightenment era philosophers and theologians
—Theology proper
—Divine sovereignty and human free choice