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.

 

 

RESOURCES

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.
The Faithful Artist
The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts
Cameron J. Anderson
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Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of MusicJeremy S. Begbie
The Writing Life    Annie Dillard
Art and Faith: A Theology of MakingMakoto Fujimura
Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life Zena Hitz
The Art of Christian Reflection
The Art of Christian ReflectionHeidi J. Hornik
Breaking Bread with the Dead by Alan Jacobs
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
The Love of Learning and the Desire for God: A Study of Monastic CultureJean Leclercq, OSB
 “Learning in Wartime” (1939) and Christian Reflections C. S. Lewis
Caring for Words in a Culture of LiesMarilyn Chandler McEntyre
Christ and Culture      H. Richard Niebuhr
Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind Mark A. Noll
Engaging God’s World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and LivingCornelius Plantinga, Jr.
Habits of the Mind
Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian CallingJames Sire
What Are We Doing Here? Essays Marilynne Robinson
Waiting for God    translated by Emma Craufurd, written by Simone Weil