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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1
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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
Seen but Not Known: Finding Life Beyond ‘The Ba...
How Ben Higgins survived the disconnected world of reality-television fame and is now helping others experience real-life connections.
39 min
6
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
7
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
8
'The Work Is the Platform'
Karen Swallow Prior urges Christian writers to focus on doing good work, not attracting more followers.
38 min
9
Virtual Friends Forever
Aaron Duvall on building online community and friendships that last.
34 min
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
Tweeting While Black
Esau McCaulley on interpreting Scripture and making social media less confrontational, more invitational.
39 min
14
Introducing: Viral Jesus
2 min