At ASCH in Chicago, I was on a panel with Shirley Mullen, whom I had never met. After a few minutes talking we learned that we were related through my great-grandfather, Stillman Mullen. I also learned that the association my great-grandfather was a part of in Aroostook County, Maine—the Reformed Baptist Alliance—had that name not because it was theologically Reformed, but because they were Arminians reforming their fellow Baptists’ Calvinism. Go figure. This fits with the family Arminianism passed down via my great-grandfather, grandfather, and father—all Baptist pastors.

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