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.

Gary Lawrence: Understanding Our Rejection Pat...
Heather and Gary discuss how our childhood rejection patterns impact our adult lives
29 min
We Too: How the Church Can Respond Redemptively...
37 min
The Church Behind Bars Is Alive and Well
Heather and Heather Rice Minus discuss prison ministry.
40 min
JS Park: As Long As You Need
Heather and JS Park discuss why your grief needs to be shared
48 min
Andrew Farley: 101 Bible Questions And the Sur...
Heather and Andrew Farley discuss the Bible and questions you can’t ask in church.
40 min
Ike Miller: Good Baggage
37 min
Brad Hill: AI and Its Impact On The Church
Heather and Brad Hill discuss AI and its influence on the church
41 min
John-Michael Bout and Jacob Valk: Breaking Free...
Heather and John Michael Bout and Jacob Valk discuss their documentary Into the Light, which helps people break free of porn addiction..
48 min
Rachel Marie Kang: The Matter of Little Losses
Heather and Rachel Marie Kang discuss the impact of loss and grief.
38 min
Joanna Meyer: Women, Work, & Calling
Heather and Joanna Meyer discuss women, work, and calling.
36 min
Kristen LaValley: Even If He Doesn’t
Heather and Kristen LaValley discuss finding God while navigating pain.
38 min
Jenn Schultz: She’s Not Your Enemy
How to turn feelings of comparison and insecurity into a spirit of kinship and encouragement.
39 min
Lana Silk: An Iranian Daughter’s Mission
Faithful discipleship means allowing God to use you in uncomfortable places that will cost you something. (And other lessons from Iran.)
40 min
Paul Kix: ‘You Have to Be Prepared to Die’
In 1963, Birmingham was the epicenter of racial injustice—until a movement of pastors, churches, and children disrupted the hate. For author Paul Kix, it’s more than history; it’s personal.
40 min
Kevin Olusola: ‘I Thought God Was Crazy’
Before joining the acclaimed vocal group Pentatonix, this multi-hyphenate Yale grad planned to bring healing through medicine, not music.
39 min
Why Ally Henny Won’t Shut Up
Unmuting women’s voices in Scripture, the church, and society.
37 min
K.A. Ellis: Theology for Real People
From musical theater to seminary classroom, a woman who calls herself “an unlikely theologian” is making space for people who aren’t always visible to the church.
41 min
Lingering in the Tension of Scripture
Theologian Kat Armas says there’s much to learn from the Bible’s moments of grief, discomfort, and unanswerable questions.
47 min
Holly Oxhandler: The Soul of the Helper
Caregivers are prime candidates for burnout, but social worker Holly Oxhandler says we find healing when we honor God’s image in ourselves and those we serve.
40 min
Madison Prewett Troutt: The Love Everybody Wants
Learning to keep God front and center prepared this ‘Bachelor’ alum for her true love story.
45 min
‘Come and See’
Sometimes following Jesus means walking into the unknown, without a map, because you were called by God.
8 min
Why We Choose Hope
Unanswered prayer doesn’t mean God isn’t listening. But it could mean that he’s asking us to wait.
9 min
Mike Planeta: Faith, Sex, and ‘The Bachelorette’
A former reality-TV contestant on the challenge of being a Christlike influencer on an often shaky national stage.
40 min
The Power of Showing Up
Why we need more street sweepers and fewer hired hands.
10 min
Aaron Armstrong: I’m a Christian. Now What?
A handbook for new believers and those who are called to disciple them.
44 min