CV

(Publications are linked in CV below.)

Oct. 2019

Curriculum Vitae  

Jeff Grupp, CH

   

MINISTRY POSITIONS: 

Lead Chaplain (via FMM), To Be Announced (Jail) (Nov. 2019 – )

Preaching Pastor, Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) (in Jackson Prisons) (July 2019 – present)

Associate Chaplain (via FMM), Kalamazoo County Jail (Feb. 2018 – Oct. 2019)

IM Street Ministry Kalamazoo (Dec. 2018 – present)

Teaching Ministry, Oakwood Bible Church, Kalamazoo (May 2018 –  Nov. 2018)

Pastor at the Chapel in the High Rise Low-income Facility, Adrian, Michigan (August 2017 – January 2018)

Pastor, Tecumseh Church of the Nazarene (April 2017 – Sept. 2017) 

   
TEACHING POSITIONS: 

Adjunct Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Detroit Mercy (August 2016 – Dec. 2016) 

Course: 

Introduction to Philosophy

 

Lecturer of Philosophy, University of Michigan – Dearborn (May 2011 – December 2013) (Note: voluntarily left position for independent research)

Courses: 

Critical Thinking

Introduction to Philosophy

 

Adjunct Faculty in Philosophy, Henry Ford College (January  2011 – December 2011) 

Courses: 

Logic

 

Adjunct Faculty in Philosophy, Purdue University (Calumet & Northwest campuses) (January  2007 – December 2008) 

Courses: 

Eastern Philosophy

Introduction to Ethics 

Introduction to Philosophy 

Ethics for the Professions  

 

Adjunct Faculty in Philosophy, Indiana University Northwest (August 2004 – April 2007) 

Courses: 

Buddhism

Introduction to Philosophy 

Metaphysics

Bioethics

Introduction to Ethics

 

Adjunct Faculty in Philosophy, Jackson College (May 2004 – August 2005, January 2012 – December 2012)

Courses: 

Introduction to Philosophy 

Ethics 

   

Adjunct Faculty in Philosophy, Grand Valley State University (August  2004 – June 2005) 

Course: 

Philosophy 101, Introduction to Philosophy 

   

Adjunct Faculty in Philosophy, Indiana University South Bend (Jan 2004 – April 2004) 

Course: 

Ethics 

   

Graduate Assistant in Philosophy, Western Michigan University (January 2002 – December 2003) 

Courses: 

Religion 100, Religions of the World

Philosophy 305, Modern Worldview

Philosophy 200, Introduction to Philosophy  

Philosophy 201, Introduction to Ethics  

Philosophy 255, Science, Technology and Values  

Philosophy 220, Critical Thinking and Introduction to Logic 

Philosophy 334, Bioethics  

 

Adjunct Faculty in Philosophy, Kalamazoo Valley Community College (August  2003 – Dec 2003) 

Course: 

Logic 

 

EDUCATION:  

Lincoln Christian Seminary, MA Theology (in progress). 

Western Michigan University, M.A., Philosophy, 2003  

MA Thesis: Some Questions about the Interconnectedness and Interrelatedness of Entities

Later published as “The Impossibility of Relations Between Non-collocated Spatial Objects and Non-identical Topological Spaces.”

MA Thesis Committee Chair: Quentin Smith. 

MA Thesis Committee Members: William Vallicella, John Dilworth 

University of New Mexico, B.A., Anthropology (Behavioral Ecology) (Minor in Philosophy), 1999 

   

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS: 

Buddhist Compassion and the Moral Nihilism of Quantum Non-matter,” published in Rethinking Religion(ed. Soumyajit Patra), Rawat Publications, Jaipur  India, 2010, pp. 28-50.

Mereological Nihilism: Quantum Atomism and the Impossibility of Material Constitution,” Axiomathes: An International Journal in Ontology and Cognitive Systems, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2006, pp. 245-386.

Blob Theory: N-adic Properties Do Not Exist,” Sorites, Vol. 17, 2006, pp. 104-131. 

God’s Spatial Unlocatedness Prevents Him From Being the Creator of the Universe. A New Argument for the Nonexistence of God,” Sophia: International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysical Theology and Ethics, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2006, pp. 5-23.  

Western Analytic Metaphysics Reduces to a Philosophy of Brahman” [Part 2],” [Part 2], Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research (JICPR), 2005, Vol. XXI, No. 3, 2004, pp. 1-41. 

The R-Theory of Time, or Replacement Presentism: The Buddhist Philosohy of Time,” The Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies(IIJBS) 6, 2005, pp. 51-122.  

Western Analytic Metaphysics Reduces to a Philosophy of Brahman” [Part 1],” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research (JICPR), 2005, Vol. XXI, No.2, 2004, pp. 1-51. 

The Impossibility of Temporal Relations Between Non-identical Times: New Arguments for Presentism,”Disputatio: International Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 1, No. 18, May 2005, pp. 91-125. 

The Impossibility of Relations Between Non-collocated Spatial Objects and Non-identical Topological Spaces,Axiomathes: An International Journal in Ontology and Cognitive Systems,Vol. 15, No. 1, March 2005, pp. 85-141(57). 

Compresence is a Bundle: A Problem for the Bundle Theory of Objects,” Metaphysica: The International Journal for Ontology and Metaphysics, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2004, pp. 63-72. 

Problems with the Platonist Exemplification Tie Between Located Entities and an Unlocated Entity,” Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, Vol. XLIII, 2004, pp. 491-498. 

The Impossibility of an Exemplification Tie Between Particulars and Universals” Metaphysica: The International Journal for Ontology and Metaphysics, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2003, pp. 27-38. 

 

ARTICLE IN REFEREED PHYSICS JOURNAL:  

Grünbaum Did Not Solve Zeno’s Measure Paradox,” The Proceedings of the Natural Philosophy Alliance (NPA), Vol. 3, No. 1, 2006, pp. 44-49.   

 

ARTICLES IN NON-REFEREED JOURNALS:  

“Some Questions about the Exemplification Tie Between Universals and Particulars,” Proceedings of the Heraclitean Society, Vol. 21, 2002-2003. 

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS PRESENTED: 

“The Impossibility of God,” Midsouth Philosophy Conference, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, February 24-25, 2006. 

 

PRESENTED COMMENTARIES:

  1. “There are no Causal Relations or Causal Processes: A Response to Devlin’s Criticism of Salmon,” invited commentary, Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, October 2005. 
  2. “David Schenk’s ‘New Referential Version of the Date Theory of Time’,” invited commentary, Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, September 2003. 

 

DEPARTMENTAL COLLOQUIAL ACTIVITIES AND TALKS:

  1. Physical Reality is a Computer Simulation,” University of Michigan – Dearborn, Humanities Winter Colloquium Lecture, April 10, 2013, University of Michigan-Dearborn, CASL Room 1030, 3 pm.  
  2. “A New Argument Against Extended Philosophical Atoms,” Illinois Institute of Technology, Lewis Department of Humanities, Colloquium Series, May 5, 2006. 
  3. Atomic Buddhism: Quantum Energy and the Nonexistence of Matter,” April 19, 2006. UCLA, Digital Media Arts Building, 11000 Kinross Avenue, Los Angeles, California. 

BOOKS:

  1. GOD-FAITH: Discovering the Pure Logic Built Into the Fabric of Reality,  2019, Kalamazoo: PLC. 
  2. Theologic: Revelation, Calvinism, Surrender, Nothingness, Kalamazoo: PLC.

AWARDS:  

  1. All-University Research & Creative Scholar Award, Western Michigan University, 2003. 
  2. Heraclitean Society Essay Prize, 2003, for “Some Questions about the Exemplification Tie Between Universals and Particulars.” Amount awarded: $200. Published in  Proceedings of the Heraclitean Society, Vol. 21, 2002-2003.

    

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:  

  1. Referee for Dialectica,and for Sophia: International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysical Theology and Ethics
  2. Guest Editor for “Theories of Simples.”. Special Issue for Philo: Journal of Philosophy, 2006 
  3. Associate Editor: Philo: Journal of Philosophy, June 2004 to March 2006 
  4. Member of the Editorial Board of Philo: Journal of Philosophy, June 2003 to June 2004 

 

MUSIC MINISTRY POSITIONS: 

  1. Drummer, Oakwood Bible Church, Kalamazoo, MI, March 2018 – February 2019.
  2. Drummer, Fieldstone Church, Milan, MI, November 2017.
  3. Drummer, Tecumseh Church of the Nazarene (TCON), Tecumseh, MI, August 2015 – Dec. 2016.

MEDIA APPEARANCES:  

  1. Coast to Coast AM (over 500 stations nationwide), six appearances: June 2, 2019, Jan. 6, 2019, Nov. 7, 2015, Aug. 13, 2015, Feb. 23, 2011, and Sept. 7, 2011.
  2. Christian Media Magazine, December 8, 2015.
  3. “On the Edge of Science”, host: Krešimir MišakHRT-TV (Zagreb, Croatia), two appearances spring 2011
  4. RT America, multiple appearances from 2010 – 2011.
  5. The Alex Jones Show (nationally syndicated), March 11, 2009.

 

STUDENT RESEARCH SUPERVISION:  

Supervised an independent study on the philosophy of time for Joshua Upson of Western Michigan University in 2004. (Upson was later awarded Presidential Scholar Award at Western Michigan University, 2005).