In today’s episode Heather puts on her professor’s hat to walk us through the social psychology behind why human beings are wired to exist in relationship with one another. Heather says this is where evolutionary biology and Christianity can agree, that human beings are social beings whose mental and spiritual wholeness depends on our connection to other people and our connection to God. We were created to exist in relationship.

This episode wraps up our thought-provoking “What You May Be Getting Wrong About God” pod-class series. If you’re coming in fresh, you can go back and listen to the first four installments here, here, here, and here.

We also visit with our favorite social media whiz Brady Shearer for this week’s #Blessed. He gives us a breakdown of how you can get someone to stop scrolling and engage with your content. Brady calls it the 3 C’s: common, care, and cliffhanger. Listen in to learn how to create stickier social media posts.

Guest Bio

Brady Shearer is the director of Pro Church Tools and the church-software platform Nucleus. His work focuses on helping churches navigate the biggest communication shift in 500 years. Make sure to let us know your thoughts about this segment by typing in ViralJesusPod on Instagram or Twitter and including #Blessed with your comment.

Host Bio

Heather Thompson Day is an associate professor of communication at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She is the author of eight books, including I’ll See You Tomorrow and It’s Not Your Turn. Reach out to Heather on Twitter @HeatherTDay and on Instagram @heatherthompsonday.

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