I have found Tony Campolo, in person and through his books, to be challenging, provocative, and helpful. Can Mainline Denominations Make A comeback? provides an insightful analysis regarding the challenges facing mainline denominations. Mr. Campolo provides an insightful analysis of why mainline denominations are in their present predicament. He argues that mainline denominations are in a cultural lag, specifically as a result of the television age, a culture of narcissism, and the culture wars. I found this analysis to be helpful but Mr. Campolo's recommendations for what mainline denominations can do to get out of their predicament are oversimplified and fail to address the systemic issues. Nevertheless Mr. Campolo's recommendations do serve to get a discussion going and that is Mr. Campolo's intent.