Viral Jesus

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.

Latest Episodes

‘You Have to Be Prepared to Die Before You Can Begin to Live’
Episode 111|40min
‘You Have to Be Prepared to Die Before You Can Begin to Live’
In 1963, Birmingham was the epicenter of racial injustice—until a movement of pastors, churches, and children disrupted the hate. Journalist Paul Kix says it’s a story he was destined to tell.
Kevin Olusola: ‘I Thought God Was Crazy’
Episode 110|39min
Kevin Olusola: ‘I Thought God Was Crazy’
From Kentucky to Yale to viral video, this Pentatonix bandmember is a beatboxing, cello-playing, a cappella–singing messenger of hope who had planned a career in medicine, not music.
Why Ally Henny Won’t Shut Up
Episode 109|37min
Why Ally Henny Won’t Shut Up
Unmuting women’s voices in Scripture, the church, and society.
K.A. Ellis: Theology for Real People
Episode 108|41min
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 single women, children, and others who aren’t always visible to the church.
Lingering in the Tension of Scripture
Episode 107|47min
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.
Holly Oxhandler: The Soul of the Helper
Episode 106|40min
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.
Madison Prewett Troutt: The Love Everybody Wants
Episode 105|45min
Madison Prewett Troutt: The Love Everybody Wants
Learning to keep God front and center prepared this ‘Bachelor’ alum for her true love story.
‘Come and See’
Episode 104|8min
‘Come and See’
Sometimes following Jesus means walking into the unknown, without a map, because you were called by God.
Why We Choose Hope
Episode 103|9min
Why We Choose Hope
Unanswered prayer doesn’t mean God isn’t listening. But it could mean that he’s asking us to wait.
Mike Planeta: Faith, Sex, and ‘The Bachelorette’
Episode 102|40min
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.