Paul Custodio Bube
Curriculum Vitae
e-mail: paul.bube@lyon.edu
 
Academic and
Teaching Experience:

2001 (August)-Present    W. Lewis McColgan Professor of Religion, Lyon College, 2300 Highland, Batesville, Arkansas, 72501.

Old Testament; New Testament; Introduction to Theology; World Religions; “Introduction to Ethics”; “Business & Professional Ethics; Christian Ethics; Jesus and the Gospels; The Early Church; Ethics of the Historical Jesus; Women and the Bible; Advanced Seminar in Religion and Philosophy.”

2000 (August)-2001    Professor of Religious Studies, Kansas Wesleyan University, 100 E. Claflin, Salina, Kansas, 67401.

Courses Taught:

“Introduction to Ethics”; “Professional Ethics”; “Introduction to Philosophy”; “Philosophy of Religion”; “Senior Seminar: Issues in Feminist Thought”; “Issues in Religion and Science”; “World Religions”; “Old Testament Survey”; “New Testament Survey”; “Jesus and His Teachings”; “Paul and His Teachings”; “The Prophets”; “Early and Medieval Christianity”; “Reformation and Modern Christianity”; “Introduction to Process Thought”; “The Christian Faith”; “Biblical Seminar: New Testament Ethics”; “Seminar in 20th Century Theology.

Additional Duties:

Chairperson of the Department of Religion and Philosophy (since 1988), responsible for administrative duties associated with curriculum development, scheduling, budgeting, recruiting and advising students. Extensive committee responsibilities, including at various times: Computer Resource, Academic Affairs, Religious Life, among others.

Chairperson of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts (since 1999; three year term), responsible for chairing peer reviews of Division faculty, reviewing curriculum proposals, advising the Academic Dean.

1992 (August)-2000 (May)     Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Kansas Wesleyan University, 100 E. Claflin, Salina, Kansas, 67401.

1988 (January)-1992 (May)     Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Kansas Wesleyan University, 100 E. Claflin, Salina, Kansas, 67401.

Courses Taught: (see above)
Additional Duties: (see above)

1987 (Spring and Fall)    Part-time Lecturer in Religious Studies Department, California State University, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA, 90840.

Courses Taught: “Introduction to Religious Studies”; “Introduction to the Bible.”

1984-1987    Adjunct Faculty Member in the College of Professional Studies (Southern California Extension), University of San Francisco, Ignatian Heights, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080.

Classes Taught: “Organizational Ethics” (graduate program); “Social Ethics” (undergraduate program).

 

Other Teaching Experience:

St. Paul School of Theology Course of Study module on “Pastor as Interpreter of the Bible,” for four years: June 16-27, 1997; July 13-24, 1998; July 12-23, 1999; July 10-21, 2000; in Kansas City, MO.

Salina Regional Health Center's “Seminar on Health Care Ethics for School Teachers,” team taught with Dr. Alan Lubert for three years: July 26-31, 1998; July 25-30, 1999; July 23-28, 2000. A variation of this seminar was taught twice, July 5-9, 1999, for Pastors and Social Workers.

Teaching Interests
and Competence:

Theological Ethics; Social Ethics; Professional Ethics; Biblical Ethics, Introductory Biblical Studies, Introductory Philosophy

 

Awards and Honors:
Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Lyon College, 2009).
 
Nominated for CASE (2006 and 2007).
 
Selected for Montclair Who's Who In Collegiate Faculty (2007/2008 Edition).
 
Selected for Who's Who Among America's Teachers And Educators 11th Edition.

1999 Kansas Wesleyan University Exemplary Teaching Award, sponsored by Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Church and Pepsicola of Salina.

 

Publications:

Revealing Ethics (DVD Courseware textbook from Thinking Strings, 2009).
 
“John B. Cobb, Jr.,” for Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thought, Vol. 2, edited by Michel Weber and Will Desmond (ONTOS VERLAG, 2008).
 
Process Theological Ethics,” a chapter in the Chalice Handbook on Process Theology, edited by Donna Bowman and Jay McDaniel, (Chalice Press, 2006).
 
“John Cobb, Jr.” for The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, edited by John Shook (Thoemmes Continuum, 2005).
 
“Abortion,” “John Cobb, Jr.,” “Wes Jackson,” and “The Land Institute,” for The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, edited by Bron Taylor and Jeff Kaplan, (Thoemmes Continuum, 2005) (see http://www.religionandnature.com/ern/).
 
The Role of the Family in In-Patient Care: A Mostly Modest Proposal” in The Internet Journal of Law, Healthcare and Ethics, 2003 (online at
http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlFilePath=journals/ijlhe/vol1n2/family.xml

Conversations with Pragmatism (edited with Jeffery Geller, including my article, Twin Children of Different Mothers: The Theologies of Gordon Kaufman and John Cobb,” (Value Inquiry Book Series of RODOPI, Atlanta, 2002).

"Process Theology” in Dictionary of Ethics, Theology and Society, ed. Andrew Linzey (Routledge Press, 1996)

From Monoculture to Polyculture: The Possibilities for Community” in Home Territory: Essays on Community and Land, eds. Wes Jackson and William Vitek (Yale University Press, 1996)

Abortion: Law, Religion and Society,” in Bioethics Forum (Winter, 1993)

John B. Cobb, Jr.: A Christian Natural Theology and Christ in a Pluralistic Age in Le Volume III de l'ENCYCLOPEDIE PHILOSOPHIQUE UNIVERSELLE, ed. J.F. Mattei , (1992).

Ethics in John Cobb's Process Theology, Scholars Press Academy Series, November, 1988.

 

Book Reviews:

"Brandon Gilvin, Solving the Da Vinci Code Mystery," in the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Vol. XII, Spring 2006 (online at http://www.usask.ca/relst/jrpc/br12-davincicode.html)
“John Granger, Looking for God in Harry Potter,” in The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Vol. VIII, Fall 2004 (online at http://www.usask.ca/relst/jrpc/br8-godinharrypotter.html)
Fields of Knowledge Infography on Process Thought at http://www.infography.com/content/318423659689.html (Summer 2004)
“John Granger, The Hidden Key to Harry Potter: Understanding the Meaning, Genius, and Popularity of Joanne Rowling's Harry Potter Novels” in the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Volume III: Spring 2003 (online at http://www.usask.ca/relst/jrpc/br3-hiddenkey.html)
“J. Denny Weaver, Keeping Salvation Ethical” in Mennonite Life, June, 1998.

“Stephen T. Franklin, Speaking From the Depths: Alfred North Whitehead's Hermeneutics in Process Studies, Summer, 1993.

 

Academic Papers Given:

Response Paper on the Ethics of John Cobb at the “Legacy and Lure of John Cobb conference held in Claremont, California, February 14-17, 2007.
 
“Left Behind With Harry Potter.” Given at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, November 24, 2002.
“Old Wineskins and New Wine: Methodological Considerations of Christian Ethics in Light of Recent Advances in Biblical Scholarship.” Given at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, November 23, 1999.

“Confessions of a Techno-Junkie: Use of Computer Technology in Introductory Biblical Studies Courses.” Given at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 23, 1998.

“Will the Real Jesus (Scholar) Please Stand Up?” Given at the SBL Central State Region Meeting, Kansas City, MO, April 6, 1997.

“Twin Children of Different Mothers: The Theologies of Gordon Kaufman and John Cobb.” Given at A Symposium on Gordon Kaufman, Bethel College, Newton, KS, November 4, 1996.

“The Morality of Homosexuality.” Given at a workshop, “Homosexuality: Ethical Dimensions and Personal Realities” at Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS, March 24, 1994.

“Reclaiming the Role of Conscience.” Given for the Ethics Section of the American Academy of Religion Annual Convention, Kansas City, Kansas, November 23, 1991.

“Affirmative Action in the Light of Process Theology.” Given for the Ethics Section of the American Academy of Religion Annual Convention, Anaheim, California, November 19, 1989.

“Petitionary Prayer in Christian Social Ethics.” Given for the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Western Division, Loma Linda, California, February 20, 1987.

“The Role of Christ in John Cobb's Ethics.” Given for the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Western Division, Pasadena, California, February 15, 1986

 

Education:

Ph.D.: Conferred December 20, 1986, by the University of Southern California.

Dissertation title: “Ethics in John Cobb's Process Theology.”

Director: Professor John P. Crossley, Jr., School of Religion, University of Southern California.

Qualifying Examinations: passed November 11, 1983.

Major Area: Theological and Philosophical Ethics, with special attention to the problems of the relationship of ethics to religion, the ethics of empirical theology, Aristotle and Kant.

Minor Areas: Freudian approaches to social criticism and social change; hermeneutics and descriptive ethics.

A.B.: University of Notre Dame, 1976.

Majors: Theology and Philosophy.

 

Other Studies:

Sabbatical: graduate studies in Old and New Testament at Wichita State University and in learning technology at Emporia State University, Spring, 1996.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers on “Pragmatism and Cultural Criticism,” at the University of Santa Barbara, directed by Giles Gunn, Ph.D., 1994.

 

Public Presentations, Seminars,
and Lectures:
Conducted a day long workshop on New Testament for Commissioned Lay Pastor Academy of the Presbyterian Church at Kirk of the Pines, Hot Springs Village on August 29, 2009
 
Conducted a day long workshop on Old Testament for Commissioned Lay Pastor Academy of the Presbyterian Church at Kirk of the Pines, Hot Springs Village on May 16, 2009
 
“Religious Approaches to Abortion.” Given as part of A Panel on Abortion for Lyon College Convocation, September 24, 2002.
 
“Journey Through Genesis.”  Given at the Lay Academy of East Heights United Methodist Church, Wichita, KS, February 15-16, 2002.
“Those Who Know Jesus-Please Stand Up!” Given as part of the Christ Lectures Series, First United Methodist Church, Coffeyvile, KS, September 12, 1999.

“A Holy Experiment: The Ethics of Homosexuality.” Given for the Laity Luncheon at the Kansas West Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, May 26, 1999, Century II Convention Center, Wichita, KS.

“Business Ethics and the Four Way Test.” Given for Salina Rotary, May 3, 1999.

“The Ethics of Homosexuality.” Given at the Kansas West United Methodist in Diologue on Homosexuality on October 24, 1998, Red Coach Inn, Salina, KS.

“Top Ten Ethical Issues in Health Care.” Given for the Board of Directors of the United Methodist Health Foundation, September 25, 1998, Great Bend, KS.

“Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Death and Dying.” Given as a workshop for “AIDS/HIV Up Close and Personal,” a conference sponsored the Kansas Area United Methodist Church, in Salina, KS, April 24-25, 1998.

“Biblical Authority and Biblical Images of God.” Given as part of a conference on “Beliefs and Boundaries” by the Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church, Great Bend, Kansas, November 12, 1994.

“Prolonging Life or Prolonging Death: Religious Views on the Right to Die.” Given as part of the Kansas Humanities Council “Health Care and Human Values” initiative, in various locations around Kansas, 1994, and for the Interterm on “Death and Dying” for Bethany College, January, 1995.

“This is Our Story: Christian Ethics from a Narrative Perspective.” A three-day workshop on Christian Ethics given for the Area-wide Seminar for Professionals in Ministry of the Kansas West Conference, Hutchinson, Kansas, January 11-13, 1994.

“Water and Spirit.” A presentation on environmental ethics and religion given for Interterm on “Water” at Bethany College, January, 1994.

“The Ethics of Caring for Those Affected by HIV/AIDS.” A paper given as part of a conference on HIV/AIDS, “The Silent Crisis,” sponsored by Asbury Regional Medical Center and the Salina District of the Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church, in Salina, Kansas, November 12, 1993.

“Personal Morality and Professional Responsibility.” A series of presentations given during a seven hour workshop for nurses, social workers, and clergy, held at four locations in Kansas, sponsored by the Kansas School of Religion, September 24 & 25, and October 1 & 2, 1993.

“Medical Ethics.” Given for medical residents of the Smoky Hill Family Practice Clinic (a program of Kansas University School of Medicine), Salina, Kansas, August 26, 1993.

“A Dialogue on Abortion,” a presentation of the Kansas Wesleyan University Ethics in Public Life lecture series, April 22, 1993, Salina, Kansas. Served as one of four presenters exploring diverse approaches to the morality of abortion.

 

Professional and Community Activities

2011-present Member of the Arkansas Humanities Council
2011-present Lay member to Arkansas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (from First United Methodist Church of Batesville, AR)
2007-present Member of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Independence County
2007-2010 President of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Independence County
2006-2007 Chairperson of Steering Committee of Habitat for Humanity of Independence County
2006-2007 Member of First United Methodist Church Weekday Ministries Board
2004-present Serve as referee for various papers submitted to the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture
2004-2008 Member of Batesville High School Band Boosters.
2004-2005 Communications Officer for Parents Association of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science, and the Arts.
2004-2007 Taught two courses (Hebrew Bible and Pastor as Interpreter of the Bible [taught once] for the United Methodist Course of Study School for local pastors [taught twice]).
2002-2004 Board member for Batesville Help and Hope.
 
2002-present Member of North District Leadership Team of the United Methodist Church, Arkansas Conference.
1999 Elected by the Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church as a lay delegate to the quadrennial General Conference and Jurisdictional Conference. This is reportedly the first time a lay person who was not serving as a lay member to annual conference was elected to attend General Conference.

1999-present Member of the board of Directors for Salina Habitat for Humanity.

1998-present Member of the Steering Committee of the Ethics Section of the American Academy of Religion.

1997-1999 Elected as Presiding Officer of Faculty of Kansas Wesleyan University; responsibilities include serving on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, sitting on the President's Cabinet, serving on the College Budget Committee, and presiding over monthly faculty meetings.

1997-present Salina District Board of Ordained Ministry, Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church.

1993-1999 Member of the Board of Directors of the Kansas Humanities Council; chair of Program Planning Committee and member of the Executive Committee of KHC.

1993-present Member of Editorial Review Board for Bioethics Forum, a publication of Midwest Bioethics Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

1991-present Member of the Ethics Committee for Salina-Regional Health Center, Salina, Kansas (prior to 1995, Asbury Regional Hospital)..

1991-1997 Member of the Commission on Church and Society of the Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church.

1990-present Grant writer and project director of Humanities Lecture Series, “Ethics in Public Life,” at Kansas Wesleyan University. Awarded three consecutive grants from Salina Arts and Humanities Commission Horizons Program; three grants from the Kansas Committee for the Humanities; and a grant from the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund.

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