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July 16, 2021

The Pretend Christian: A Conversation with Deirdre Reilly

Are you weary of trying to live up to the “dos” and don’ts” of your religion? Does it seem to you that there is something or someone missing from your church experience? Deirdre Reilly shares her modern-day “on the road” quest for the real Christ with Ken and Deb. She shares how a faith journey is just that, a journey, and she encourages us to spend more time listening and responding with encouragement for unbelievers to continue moving forward in their quest.  



Deirdre Reilly
Deirdre Reilly

Deirdre Reilly

Deirdre Reilly is a writer and journalist whose work on family, faith, politics, and parenting has been carried by national publications including Fox News, Dallas Morning News, Hartford Courant, Boston Herald, and others. She has authored a long-running, nationally syndicated family humor column, co-hosted the Family Talk radio show on WBIX in Boston, and wrote the 2001 title Exhausted Rapunzel: Tales of Modern Castle Life. She has also been both a radio and television guest for her commentary on modern-day parenting, faith, and politics. She is a regular contributor to Deirdre lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband, Fred, and their youngest son, James, as well as three dogs, one cat, and their tortoise, Gary.

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