The problem of course is that the RCC and EOC are not Christian at all, they are of the devil with a works-righteousness that can't save. Dreher looks to the flesh to save his religion. But for the true Christian, we know that Christ Himself preserves HIS church and it's not through a collaboration with other religions until the "dark age is over". The days are indeed growing darker because the end of all things is near. Christ is about to return to gather His own to Himself and then He will return as King and Judge. Things won't get better. They are getting worse as Scripture says they will. Revelation talks about this very thing.
"I have been accused of defeatist and separatist views myself, within my small Reformed subculture. Certainly Rod and I share a number of convictions. We both believe that the culture war is over and that “our side” has lost. We both believe that it is pointless simply to shout Bible verses louder, or to base arguments on the private religious convictions of the Founding Fathers, or to huff and puff that we must be taken seriously because Christianity was important way back when. And we both believe that the language of exile is appropriate for the imminent condition of Christians in the USA. But these beliefs do not logically demand that we withdraw into the mountains, dress in animal skins, and live on locusts and wild honey. Rod and I both still believe that Christians should be involved in their communities, cast votes in elections, and be “in the world but not of it.” '
Roman Catholicism and it's daughter, Eastern Orthodox are not Christian. Why can't these intellectuals understand that? These are different religions entirely, antithetical to the one Gospel and one Christ Jesus and all His doctrine. What I said about Mohler goes for Trueman too. Considering Dreher's claims and statements in the Mohler interview, his desire for inter-faith cooperation--should be enough to realize that Truman (who purports to have read about Dreher and what he's written) has no discernment and is a traitor to Christ and HIS sheep.