This is well-stated:
"Most churches today still deal in legalism. We just don't think of it that way because it is happy, it speaks of grace, and it is not explicitly condemning. But in my mind, every time churches focus primarily on How To ________ or Six Steps to a Successful _________, they are dealing in legalism, because what is legalism but a gospel of works?"-Jared @ Thinklings.org
It seems that in efforts to talk about practical living, too many have gotten away from the centrality & supremacy of Jesus Christ. A lot of churches focus most of their attention & efforts talking about periphery issues.