"I fear that the cross, without ever being disowned, is constantly in danger of being dismissed from the central place it must enjoy, by relatively peripheral insights that take on far too much weight. Whenever the periphery is in danger of displacing the center, we are not far removed from idolatry."
This was true for me. I thought I was seeking Christ as I tried to be modest and a "conservative christian". Really, I just replaced my center with something other than Christ.