John Mark Reynolds, Ph.D
University of Rochester (New
York), Ph.D.in Philosophy, 1996
Soul in the Timaeus: The Key to Unlocking the Platonic Psychology.”
- First Reader: D.K.W. Modrak
University of Rochester M.A. in Philosophy, 1991
Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester,
New York), B.A. with honors, 1986
Elim Bible Institute, Diploma in Biblical
Biola University, 1995-present
Director of the Torrey
Associate Professor of Philosophy
- Designed, developed, and administrates a "Great Books"-style
program for honors student
- Taught numerous seminars including Plato’s Republic, Symposium and Timaeus,
Philosophy of Science, and Dante’s Divine Comedy
- Frequently lectures on topics pertinent to the curriculum of the program
- Student-mentoring with individuals and small groups
- Designed, developed, and administrates summer courses in Europe involving
readings and trips to sites of key historic interest, such as England,
Italy and Greece
Biola University, 1994-1995
- Taught graduate philosophy classes in ancient philosophy and philosophy
- Taught in graduate apologetics program (philosophy of religion and
- Taught undergraduate ancient philosophy and philosophy of religion
Research and Post-doctoral Fellowship
Saint John Fisher College and Roberts Wesleyan College,1991-1994
- Fellowship and post-doctoral program in philosophy of science and
- Supervised by Phillip Johnson (U.C. Berkeley) and J.P. Moreland
New Covenant High School and Charles G. Finney High School, 1985-1993
- Taught Business Ethics, Ethics, Logic, Western Civilization, and Curriculum
Academic Dean and Teacher
- Led development and implementation of the high school curriculum.
Wrote policy and academic philosophy statements. Interviewed and hired
faculty. Selected and purchased materials
- Supervised a staff and faculty of twelve whose responsibilities
ranged from teaching to finances.
- Taught Logic, Advanced Placement Western Studies, Bible, and Global
Studies to honor students.
Forthcoming: Athens and Jerusalem: The Coming Triumph of Faith and Reason,
A Unified Human Platonic Psychology, University Press of America,
of Heaven and Earth: Three Views on the Creation and Evolution Debate.
(co-authored with J.P. Moreland), Zondervan, 1999.
“Atomism” in New
Dictionary of Christian Apologetics, 2005.
and Science.” Touchstone Journal, Fall 2005.
“Getting God a Pass: Science, Theology, and the Consideration of
Intelligent Design” in Signs of Intelligence, ed. William A. Dembski
and James M. Kushiner, Brazos Press, 2001.
“Getting God a Pass.” Touchstone Journal, 1999.
“Howard Van Till and Evolution.” Journal of Origins and Design,
“God of the Gaps,” in Mere Creation: Science, Faith &
Intelligent Design, ed. William A. Dembski, InterVarsity Press, 1998.
“Gaps in a Gapless Society.” Origins and Design, 1998.
"Afraid of Reason" Touchstone, Spring 1997.
"An Appeal for Understanding." New Oxford Review, 10/92.
Review: Troels Engberg-Pederson, Paul and the Stoics in Philosophia
Christi, 5, 2003.
“A Brief Defense of Constantinianism” paper given at
the Evangelical Theological Society, November 2006.
“Integrating Head and Heart in Christian Education” keynote
address at Association of Christian Schools International Conference,
“Christ in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Can a Materialistic Culture
Appropriate Christian Iconography and Myth?” paper given at Christ
in Contemporary Cultures Conference at Gordon College, September 2006.
“Beauty in the Mind of God” two-part lecture series given
at Crown College, Spring 2006.
“Jane Eyre and Christian Education” paper given at the Association
of Christian Schools International Conference, 2005.
“Playful Amusement Concerning Blogging” paper given at the
first Godblog Conference at Biola University, Fall 2005
“C.S. Lewis and Hierarchy” paper given at Narnia Conference
at Azusa Pacific University, December, 2005.
“Intelligent design and the Word” paper given at the Intelligent
Design Conference at Biola University, 2004.
“Education in Wartime” keynote address at the ACSI California
Teachers Conference, October 2001.
“Morphological Space and Intelligent Design” paper given at
the Discontinuity Conference at Cedarville University, August 2001.
“Robert Pennock and the God of the Gaps” paper given at the
Nature of Nature Conference at Baylor University, 2000.
“Intelligent Design and Education” paper given at the After
Materialism Conference at Biola University, 1999.
“Intelligent Design and Spiritualism” paper given at the Evangelical
Theological Society, Pacific meeting, Spring, 1999.
“Alcibiades and the Symposium” paper given at the Society
for the Contemporary Study of Platonism, Western A.P.A 1998.
"Animal Rights and Philosophical Realism" paper given at the
Society for the Discussion of Realism and Anti-Realism, Eastern A.P.A.
"General Revelation and Classical Culture: Plato as a Case Study"
paper given at the Evangelical Theological Association, 1997.
"Plato and the Human Soul" paper given at the Society for the
Contemporary Understanding of Platonism, Western A.P.A. 1997.
"Almeder and Blind Realism," paper given at the Society for
the Discussion of Realism and Anti-Realism, Eastern A.P.A. 1996.
"Plato's Timaeus and the Soul," paper given at the meeting
for the Southern California Philosophical Conference at U.C. Irvine, 1996.
Chair and commentator for papers given at the meeting of the Society
for Faith and Philosophy held conjunction with the American Catholic Philosophical
Association Annual Meeting, 1996.
"Kicking a Rock: A Brief Defense of Realism" paper given at
Conference on Realism and Anti-Realism in conjunction with the Eastern
A.P.A., December 1996.
"Plato's View of the Human Soul" paper given at colloquium
at Biola University, Fall 1994.
"Evangelicals, Science, and Natural Methodology” paper given
at Conference on Religion, Politics, and Cultural Dynamics at Cornell
"Plato's Symposium" paper given at Geneseo University, Rochester,
New York, 3/94.
"The Bible and Science: Toward a Rational Harmonization." Proceedings
of the Third International Conference on Creation, Pittsburgh, PA, 1994.
"Gosse and Omphalos." Proceedings of the Third International
Conference on Creation, Pittsburgh, PA, 1994.
"Boethius on Time and Eternity" paper given at the Institute
of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, 1993.
"The Bible and Science: Is a Rational Harmonization Possible?"
paper given at the Mid-Western Conference of the Society of Christian
"Isaac Asimov and the Armies of the Night." Proceedings of
the International Conference on Creation, Pittsburgh, PA, 1990.
Professional Service and Accolades
Fellow of the Discovery Institute, 1997-present
Chair, Philosophical Section, International Conference on Creationism
American Philosophical Association Member
American Catholic Philosophical Association Member
Evangelical Theological Society Member
Editorial Board, Salvo Magazine
Editorial Board, Journal of Origins and Design
Outstanding Young Men in America, 1990
Oxford's Who's Who, 1991
Department of Philosophy
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York
Department of Religion and Classics
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York
Phillip E. Johnson
School of Law
U.C. at Berkeley
La Mirada, California
I have had a professional interest in early Greek cosmologies (Platonic and Pre-Socratic).
This study is motivated by an interest to establish a philosophical basis, with historic roots, for theistic science.
My non-professional writing includes several brief papers in the Bible-Science newsletter and other Christian magazines.
Of greatest importance and interest, are my wonderful wife, Hope, and our four children. We are, therefore, doing our part to secure a future for theistic realism.