In Humility in all the Wrong Places I think Adrian is again confusing humility/modesty with moderation. So often it seems that in order to avoid the trap of wrong humility/modesty people feel the need to move to extremes. We can see this over issues such as Penal Substitution.
There is a fear that anything other than an extreme position does not allow for passion and zeal. That anything moderate must automatically be weak and lack conviction.
This is incorrect. Jesus demonstrated this. He was extreme only in love. He refused to be driven to the extreme in dealing with the Romans or those who attacked him (except that extreme of love).
Henry has written well about this: Threads from Henry’s Web » Being a Passionate Moderate.