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Kevin Timpe

Professor / Philosopher / Disability & Inclusion Advocate


William H. Jellema Chair of Christian Philosophy



Kevin Timpe is the William H. Jellema Chair in Christian Philosophy at Calvin University. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Saint Louis University. His primary research interests range across the metaphysics of free will, philosophy of disability, virtue theory, and philosophical theology. He has published eleven books, including Disability and Inclusive Community (Calvin Press, 2018), the Routledge Companion to Free Will (Routledge, 2017), Virtues and their Vices (Oxford University Press, 2014), and Free Will in Philosophical Theology (Bloomsbury, 2013). In addition, he’s published over 60 journal articles and book chapters.

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22 Advocacy

Autistic Exclusion at Churches

I've written and talked about how churches are often among the most unwelcoming places for disabled folks. HERE is an excellent post on how churches often make autistics feel unwelcome. While this may be unintentional, that doesn't mean it's not a problem. In my experience,…
August 20, 2021
22 Advocacy

IEP training meeting handout

Earlier this summer, I advocated for a local family. They'd been stonewalled repeatedly by their local public school district and got my name from a FB group. We had a five hour IEP meeting where I was able to help the family get nearly everything…
July 12, 2021