Jonathan Marko has a passion for teaching and discipleship. He was a pastor for three and a half years, but came to Grand Rapids a few years ago and began teaching at Cornerstone University. He serves as an elder at his local church, overseeing the area of discipleship. At Cornerstone, he teaches various Bible, theology, and philosophy courses.
He also enjoys research and writing about a particular area of theology known as prolegomena, which concerns theological method, nature of the Bible, rules of biblical interpretation, divine revelation, and epistemology. He merged this together with another of his interest areas, Enlightenment rationalist philosophers, in his recent dissertation entitled, "Re-visioning Reason, Revelation, and Rejection in John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding and John Toland's Christianity Not Mysterious."
Publications and Papers
- “Revisiting the Question: Is Anthony Collins the Author of the 1729 Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity?,” in Philosophy and Theology, Vol. 22, Nos. 1 & 2 (2010): 77-104
- “‘Free Choice’ in Calvin’s Concepts of Regeneration and Moral Agency: How Free Are We?,” in Ashland Theological Journal, Vol. 42 (2010): 41-60
- Review of: Philosophy for Understanding Theology by Diogenes Allen and Eric O. Springsted, in Ashland Theological Journal, Vol. 42 (2010): 142-144
- “Locke, Natural Religion, and Deism: A Corrective,” accepted for delivery at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the ETS (forthcoming)
- “Advantages of the Advent: The Apologetics of Atonement in John Locke,” delivered at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the ETS Midwest
- “John Locke’s Prolegomena Amidst Controversy,” 2011 Annual Meeting of the ETS Midwest
- “Soteriological and Epistemological Justification in John Locke’s The Reasonableness of Christianity,” 2010 Annual Meeting of the ETS (under consideration for publication)
- “Balancing the Abstinence Strategy and the Cultural Mandate in the Christian Minority Culture in Klaas Schilder’s Christ and Culture,” 2009 Annual Meeting of ETS