Lauren loves to encourage the heart of a person into a deeper walk with Christ. She believes the mind informs the heart, so offering resources that are deep, full of truth, and fascinating is necessary. Bible literacy ranks as one of the biggest ways she wants to influence the body of Christ, and she has an extraordinary gift for explaining intimidating, theological ideas in easy-to-understand ways that keep the reader or listener wanting more.
She has authored a book on Genesis titled Forgotten Faith: Awakening a Hope We No Longer Know and co-authored a small group Bible journaling book titled Sketching Scripture. She is currently working on a book about our culture, women, and the church.
Lauren is the co-host of Joy for the Journey Podcast with Tammy Whitehurst (it an be found at www.joyforthejourneypodcast.com as well as on iTunes or your favorite podcasting platform). Lauren holds a master's degree in Christian Apologetics from NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY and a bachelor of arts degree in religion from BAYLOR UNIVERSITY.
Lauren is an egalitarian, wife to Justin, teacher, researcher, and animal lover who lives on a ranch in Gladewater, Texas.