This bonus edition of Viral Jesus features our host, Heather Thompson Day. Dr. Heather Thompson Day is an interdenominational speaker and has been a contributor for Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Newsweek and the Barna Group. She is also the author of It’s Not Your Turn: What to Do While You’re Waiting for Your Breakthrough. Heather is an associate professor of communication at Andrews University. She is passionate about supporting women, and runs an online community called I’m That Wife, which has over 200,000 followers. Heather’s voice has been featured by outlets such as The Today Show and the National Communication Association. She has been interviewed by BBC Radio Live and Forbes.

Kara Bettis

Kara Bettis

In this episode, CT associate editor Kara Bettis turns the tables on Heather and serves as our special guest host. In a candid and inspiring conversation, Heather and Kara discuss Heather’s own social media strategy, including how she grew her Twitter followers to over 50,000 people in just a few years. They also discuss themes from It’s Not Your Turn, and what every content creator should know about waiting well. Find Kara on Twitter @karabettis. Reach out to Heather at, on Twitter @HeatherTDay, and on Instagram @heatherthompsonday.

Viral Jesus is a production of Christianity Today

Host and creator: Heather Thompson Day

Producer: Loren Joseph

Executive Producer: Ed Gilbreath

Director of CT Podcasts: Mike Cosper