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

Sheila Wise Rowe: Understanding Our Own Trauma
Episode 44|48min
Sheila Wise Rowe: Understanding Our Own Trauma
What is the true meaning of trauma, and how does it impact our lives?
Sharon Hodde Miller: The Cost of Control
Episode 43|55min
Sharon Hodde Miller: The Cost of Control
Is our need to control our lives preventing us from living them?
Nona Jones: Killing Comparison
Episode 42|51min
Nona Jones: Killing Comparison
Social comparison feeds our insecurities, but God’s Word offers candid wisdom for rejecting toxic thinking.
Chanel Dokun: Life Starts Now
Episode 41|50min
Chanel Dokun: Life Starts Now
Hard-earned lessons on letting go of the life you thought you’d have and embracing God’s gift of now.
Katelyn Beaty: Resisting Christian Idols
Episode 40|1 hr 3min
Katelyn Beaty: Resisting Christian Idols
Unhealthy obsessions with personalities and platforms are hurting the church. Author Katelyn Beaty wants to help us heal from the sickness of celebrity Christianity.
Everyone’s Exhausted
Episode 39|38min
Everyone’s Exhausted
Life online, with its posturing, comparisons, and endless distractions, is burning us out. But there’s relief in sight.
Christina Edmondson: How to Stop Feeling ‘Othered’
Episode 38|48min
Christina Edmondson: How to Stop Feeling ‘Othered’
Effective intercultural ministry means coming to terms with your own cultural identity.
Maryanne J. George: Still Talking to Jesus
Episode 37|38min
Maryanne J. George: Still Talking to Jesus
The Maverick City singer on her family’s legacy of faith, living with anxiety, and how the pandemic helped make “Old Church Basement” go viral.
Joe Jensen: Discipleship by Screen
Episode 36|45min
Joe Jensen: Discipleship by Screen
How social media is forming and deforming our souls—and what the church should do about it.
York Moore: From Angry Atheist to TikTok Evangelist
Episode 35|42min
York Moore: From Angry Atheist to TikTok Evangelist
Why this InterVarsity leader would rather laugh on TikTok than rant on Twitter.