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.

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Bonus Episode: It’s Heather’s Turn!
Guest host Kara Bettis puts Heather on the hot seat to talk about her new book, “It’s Not Your Turn,” as well as lessons she’s learning about faith and transformation through the community she has discovered on social media.
31 min
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Esau McCaulley: ‘Jesus Is the Star of Our Show,...
The “Reading While Black” author on the fleeting nature of social media popularity and the importance of keeping Jesus at the center of the work.
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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.
43 min
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Erin Moon: Spanx, Bible Binges, and the Beauty ...
Meet Erin Hicks Moon—a Bible scholar, podcaster, and social media whiz who wants to help the church be kinder and more curious.
34 min
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Kevin Wilson, Chai Tea, and the Rise of Christi...
How “Cross Culture Christian” Kevin Wilson uses his love for chai and social media as a springboard for evangelism.
33 min
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Taylor Schumann: A Shooting Survivor Finds Her ...
Taylor Schumann’s journey from gun-rights supporter to gun-control activist, and the online community she’s formed along the way.
38 min
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Raymond Chang: 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.
43 min
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Ben Higgins: 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.
39 min
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Kat Armas: 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.
38 min
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When Trolls Attack
As the target of an elaborate cyberbullying campaign, Ian Clary learned that teaching theology via social media requires a thick skin.
36 min
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'The Work Is the Platform'
Karen Swallow Prior urges Christian writers to focus on doing good work, not attracting more followers.
38 min
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Virtual Friends Forever
Aaron Duvall on building online community and friendships that last.
34 min
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The Listening Channel
Justin Khoe turned his passion for YouTube into a way for people outside the church to feel valued and heard.
42 min
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Becoming a Better Social Media Neighbor
In an age of internet-formed identities, Douglas Bursch is helping Christians be more of their authentic selves.
39 min
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A Billion Views of Hope
Kristina Kuzmic, ‘the mother of all mom bloggers,’ lifts others up by being hilariously transparent about her own imperfections.
33 min
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Tweeting While Black
Esau McCaulley on interpreting Scripture and making social media less confrontational, more invitational.
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Introducing: Viral Jesus
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