Viral Jesus

Viral Jesus

Viral Jesus is a podcast from Christianity Today about digital communication and the power of social connections. Join author and communication scholar Heather Thompson Day as she dives deep with ministry leaders, content creators, and social media influencers to find out how they're starting important conversations, building community, and sharing their faith in digital spaces.

Latest Episodes

From Invisibility to Advocacy
Episode 10|43 min
From Invisibility to Advocacy
As president of the Asian American Christian Collaborative, Raymond Chang is helping the whole church see the importance of a faith that engages thoughtfully with race, politics, and justice.
Seen but Not Known: Finding Life Beyond ‘The Bachelor’
Episode 9|39 min
Seen but Not Known: Finding Life Beyond ‘The Bachelor’
How Ben Higgins survived the disconnected world of reality-television fame and is now helping others experience real-life connections.
Unmuting Women’s Voices
Episode 8|38 min
Unmuting Women’s Voices
Author and podcast host Kat Armas is amplifying the stories of women on the margins and helping the church recognize their value.
When Trolls Attack
Episode 7|36 min
When Trolls Attack
As the target of an elaborate cyberbullying campaign, Ian Clary learned that teaching theology via social media requires a thick skin.
‘The Work Is the Platform’
Episode 6|38 min
‘The Work Is the Platform’
Karen Swallow Prior urges Christian writers to focus on doing good work, not attracting more followers.
Virtual Friends Forever
Episode 5|34 min
Virtual Friends Forever
Aaron Duvall on building online community and friendships that last.
The Listening Channel
Episode 4|42 min
The Listening Channel
Justin Khoe turned his passion for YouTube into a way for people outside the church to feel valued and heard.
Becoming a Better Social Media Neighbor
Episode 3|39 min
Becoming a Better Social Media Neighbor
In an age of internet-formed identities, Douglas Bursch is helping Christians be more of their authentic selves.
A Billion Views of Hope
Episode 2|33 min
A Billion Views of Hope
Kristina Kuzmic, ‘the mother of all mom bloggers,’ lifts others up by being hilariously transparent about her own imperfections.
Tweeting While Black
Episode 1|40 min
Tweeting While Black
Esau McCaulley on interpreting Scripture and making social media less confrontational, more invitational.