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

Ed Stetzer: Rising Above the Outrage
Episode 14|43 min
Ed Stetzer: Rising Above the Outrage
As one of America’s most sought-after evangelical commentators, Ed Stetzer is calling Christians to a wiser, more redemptive engagement with politics and culture.
Erin Moon: Spanx, Bible Binges, and the Beauty of Instagram Community
Episode 13|34 min
Erin Moon: Spanx, Bible Binges, and the Beauty of Instagram Community
Meet Erin Hicks Moon—a Bible scholar, podcaster, and social media whiz who wants to help the church be kinder and more curious.
Kevin Wilson, Chai Tea, and the Rise of Christian TikTok
Episode 12|33 min
Kevin Wilson, Chai Tea, and the Rise of Christian TikTok
How “Cross Culture Christian” Kevin Wilson uses his love for chai and social media as a springboard for evangelism.
Taylor Schumann: A Shooting Survivor Finds Her Voice
Episode 11|38 min
Taylor Schumann: A Shooting Survivor Finds Her Voice
Taylor Schumann’s journey from gun-rights supporter to gun-control activist, and the online community she’s formed along the way.
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.