Exactly how do the Southern Baptists differ from other denominations? What current controversies surround the Southern Baptist Convention? How can Southern Baptists continue to move and grow? James L. Sullivan answers these questions and many more in this important and informative book about the Baptist denomination. This in-dept study of Baptist polity reveals how the Southern Baptist denomination operates, examines recent changes in the Southern Baptist Convention, and explains how each modification affects the lives of Baptists today.