Lauren Day

Lauren Day
Lauren Day is the founder and president of GoodBuzz Solutions. She worked five years in Washington, D.C. and was named in 2014 by Red Alert Politics as one of 30 people under the age of 30 that “was influencing conversations and actions inside circles of political power.” Lauren’s worked in marketing and communications at a political training organization, three universities (including Austin Grad), the U.S. Capitol, a media corporation, a private engineering firm, with missionaries abroad, and at two worldwide PR and advertising agencies. She's a graduate of both Abilene Christian University (B.S.) and Syracuse University (M.S. & M.A.), married to Nate, and enjoying raising their first baby, Jackson Josiah.

Recent Posts


Austin Grad’s Alumni: who they are, in their words

This past spring, we surveyed alumni of Austin Grad in an effort to assist in the re-accrediation process, which comes every 10 years with a five-year renewal. Plus, we were curious about what alumni were doing now. The findings shared in this article come from alumni who the school had email addresses for that took the time to submit the online survey. Through their online responses, they share: their current state of residence the degree(s) they acquired from Austin Grad/Institute for Christian Studies their gender the kind of role they've worked in since graduation how well Austin Grad prepared them for ministry and further studies what … [Read more...]

13 FAQs of Prospective Seminary Students *with infographics*

Maybe you've been considering seminary for awhile, but something has been holding you back and you haven't taken the leap. Perhaps now is the time. In my former role with the seminary I talked with prospective students over the phone, emailed with them, messaged with them on Facebook, conversed over Twitter,  texted details, and on occasion gave them tours of Austin Grad.  Routinely, they asked the same or similar questions. Read on for the cliff notes (with pictures, student video testimonials, faculty quotes, and alumni stories) on most everything you need to know to begin your journey at Austin Grad.  Questions … [Read more...]

Your Summer 2017 Invite to Study Theology at Austin Grad

Take a break and study God's word with us this summer at Austin Graduate School of Theology.  In addition to the accredited B.A. and M.A. degree programs, anyone can audit on-campus courses for just $50/course tuition plus a $25 per semester campus fee. As an auditor, you don't receive college credit and are not required to take exams or submit assignments. It's a great way to deep dive into the Bible and theology. We'd love to have you with us.  Which of these Summer 2017 on-campus courses sound appealing?  … [Read more...]

Give us your feedback and win $50 gift card

  We launched the Christian Studies blog in April 2015 with the intent to provide practical scholarship for the Church. We've published 168 articles, had more than 31,000 visits, and now have more than 520 loyal subscribers that receive our articles either instantly, weekly, or monthly into their email inboxes.    We thank you for reading our faculty and guest author's articles and hope that you are being better equipped as a follower of Christ. To better serve you in 2017, we'd like to request your feedback through an 11-question survey. Those who complete the survey will be entered to win one of three $50 Visa gift … [Read more...]

Our Thanksgiving gift to you

Happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully you're with loved ones cherishing the bountiful blessings God has bestowed on us this year.  We are so grateful for you and your continued interest in the Christian Studies blog. During this season of giving, we would like to offer you an additional opportunity to increase your knowledge. What better gift is there than the opportunity to know God better through studying his Word with theological scholars committed to serving the church? As our gift to you, between now and Wednesday, Nov. 30 you (and anyone you share this with!) can get 33% off one on-campus Spring 2017 … [Read more...]

33% off Spring 2016 Seminary Courses for Audit

Happy Thanksgiving! I pray you're with loved ones cherishing the bountiful blessings God has bestowed on us this year.  Between now and Monday, Nov. 30, you (or your family or friends) may receive 33% off any on-campus Spring 2016 course for audit at Austin Grad when you register as an auditor. But, you must do so between now and Nov. 30 at 11:59 p.m. … [Read more...]

How Austin Grad Prepared Me

On Saturday, October 17 Austin Graduate School of Theology welcomed supporters and partners to the biannual Friends' Day. The program included a time of worship, remarks from the Board of Trustees, presentations from one student and one alumnus with degrees in ministry (videos included here), brunch, faculty presentations, a word of thanks to our outgoing Board of Trustees Chairman Fred Strietelmeier, and a closing benediction. Continue on to watch the various video segments.   … [Read more...]

Convocation Speeches at Austin Grad

Monday night Austin Grad faculty, staff, administration, Board of Trustees, returning and new students and their families convened for a time of prayer, worship, reflection, and fellowship for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.  Dr. Allan McNicol gave the keynote address beginning with: "So, we are here this evening once again on the eve of a new semester. In my journey I have been at this point many times. But somehow I sense that this year it is a bit different." He continued, "Many of the key events in the culture during the past summer, to say the least, were disheartening. Especially this is the case if you view yourself as a vital … [Read more...]

A Hero to the Hurting

Retirement doesn’t exist to Dan Watson. He had a record-breaking baseball career at the University of Texas, started a successful small business, raised a God-fearing family, officiated conference football and basketball, owned and operated an apartment homes building, and for decades has volunteered his time to help others in need. You could say Dan is a hero to many. On Monday, he received the Living Stones Award. To read Austin Grad President Stan Reid's remarks on the award please click here.   … [Read more...]

Marketplace Ministry – Integrating Christianity and Politics

Marketplace ministry isn't just a buzz word. It's a way of life. It's the life God calls His people to and we have the perfect model: Jesus Christ. So why do we as Christians struggle to understand how our Monday through Friday work-weeks are worship to God, and what can we do to integrate our Christian worldview into our daily life at work and into public policy issues our culture faces?  To answer these questions on faith and work, let’s consider three things. … [Read more...]