Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom… — Colossians 3:16, NIV

Made in the image of God, we each have minds wired for inquiry and creativity. We are insatiably curious about the world, its cultural expressions, human institutions, channels of influence, and meaning-making. We delve into ideas about who we are and how we act, individually and collectively. We explore the creative arts. We study history and its lessons. We reflect on literature, linguistics, and philosophy, and consider emerging scholarship—from a variety of angles—to gain knowledge and more nuanced understanding and to pursue appropriate responses. At Upper House, we freely examine a range of ideas in response to God’s invitation to grow in wisdom, delight in wonder, and challenge the status quo. In the process, new revelations about God’s nature emerge and call us deeper.




Explore a curated list of resources that have had significant influence and scholarly impact. We hope you find something here that deepens your own thinking. We will periodically update these resources and include more media over time.


The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts
Cameron J. Anderson
InterVarsity Press, 2016


Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music
Jeremy S. Begbie

The Writing Life
Annie Dillard

Art and Faith: A Theology of Making
Makoto Fujimura


Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life
Zena Hitz


The Art of Christian Reflection
Heidi J. Hornik


Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader’s Guide to a More Tranquil Mind
Alan Jacobs


The Love of Learning and the Desire for God: A Study of Monastic Culture
Jean Leclercq, OSB


Christian Reflections
Eerdmans, 1967


Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies
Marilyn Chandler McEntyre


Christ and Culture
Richard Niebuhr


Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind
Mark A. Noll


Engaging God’s World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living
Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.


Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling
James Sire


What Are We Doing Here? Essays
Marilynne Robinson


Waiting for God
Simone Weil, trans. Emma Craufurd