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Lauren Day

Lauren Day is the founder and president of GoodBuzz Solutions. Previously 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.), and married to Nate.
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Posted by Lauren Day on December 15, 2016 at 9:30 AM

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. 
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Topics: About Austin Grad

Our Thanksgiving gift to you

Posted by Lauren Day on November 24, 2016 at 8:00 AM

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 course for audit at Austin Grad. But, you must act quick! This gift expires after Nov. 30 at 11:59 p.m.

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33% off Spring 2016 Seminary Courses for Audit

Posted by Lauren Day on November 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM

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.

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How Austin Grad Prepared Me

Posted by Lauren Day on October 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM

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.


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Convocation Speeches at Austin Grad

Posted by Lauren Day on August 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM

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 part of conservative religious communities. In just a few months we have witnessed the nationwide legalization of marriage between people of the same sex. Many are amazed at the studied indifference to the revelation of a flourishing trade of human remnants coming out of abortion clinics. We know little will be done about it! And, of course, the barbarism in the Middle East continues to hit greater depths of depravity. What is going on?"

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