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September 2019

All-Campus Worship Night with Adoration House

September 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200
Madison,WI53715

UW-Madison Students: Upper House welcomes YOU back to campus! Whether you’ve walked through our doors just once, attended a couple of events, or find yourself regularly studying on one of our orange couches, let's gather together to kick off the year! Join us for an all-campus worship night, led by Adoration House. Worship starts at 8:00 pm followed by an open house with free food.   Adoration House is a monthly gathering of friends who worship, pray, and grow together.…

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Church Planting in Post-Christian Soil: Theology and Practice

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

National headlines regularly herald the decline of Christianity in the United States, citing historically low levels of confidence in organized religion, drops in church attendance, church closures, and the dramatic rise of the "Nones" (no religious affiliation). But the trends are more complicated, and not solely pointing to decline. Scarcely heard are stories from the thousands of new churches and new forms of Christian community that are springing up each year across the country. In his book, Church Planting in Post-Christian…

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October 2019

An Evening with Bob Goff: The Dream Big and Love Extravagantly Conference

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200
Madison,WI53715
$39

What goals and dreams have you been putting off out of fear, or the thought that it's "too hard?" What self-perceptions have been holding you back from living out your full purpose? Chances are, Bob could talk you out of those thoughts and send you charging into your next adventure. Bob Goff, New York Times best-selling author of Love Does and Everybody Always, has inspired millions to dream big and unlock their potential to love and be loved. Through his unique perspective and trademark storytelling, Bob will unpack…

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Drop Everything & Read

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200
Madison,WI53715

Looking for permission to simply read all day long? Wondering when you'll have the time to tackle your reading pile? Craving space without interruptions or distractions to lose yourself in your favorite book or academic reading that needs your attention? We've got you covered! That’s right: this is an invitation to step away from the daily grind and to pick up your literary loves, your neglected reading pile, or academic assignments. Whether you’re a student, professor, church leader, or community member, we’re…

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Behold the Earth: Film Screening & Discussion

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200
Madison,WI53715

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead—his eyes are closed.” — Albert Einstein What is your personal relationship to the natural world? How did childhood affect your adult experiences and perceptions? In what ways has your Christian faith been connected to or…

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The Synagogue in the New Testament: A New Frontier in Biblical Archeology

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200
Madison,WI53715

How do we better understand Jesus in light of his Jewish context? What role did synagogues play in the Gospel narrative of Jesus' life and ministry? Despite the emphasis of recent scholarship on Jesus' Jewish heritage and the Jewish setting of the New Testament, synagogue studies have played next to no role in the historical study of Jesus. In effort to fill this void, Dr. Ryan has sought to open new avenues for interpretation and understanding of who Jesus was, as well as…

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Q Union Madison

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200
Madison,WI53715

Save the Date! Q Union is an event designed to empower students and the community to engage cultural tensions by providing them the opportunity to address complicated issues, ask helpful questions, and present hopeful solutions. National Simulcast Speakers: Malcolm Gladwell, Author and Journalist  |  Talk to Strangers Francis Chan, Pastor and Author  |  Build True Community Rebekah Lyons, Author and Speaker  |  Establish Daily Rhythms Local Live Student Speakers: To Be Announced   More details coming soon.

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Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli Relations

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200
Madison,WI53715

Though it is in the news almost every day, America’s special relationship with Israel is clouded in misunderstanding, with the prominent place of evangelical Christians especially contentious. Christian Zionism—a set of theological arguments and political movement for supporting Israel—is not just a political issue. It also touches on some of the core questions of Christian identity: who are God’s chosen people? What is the relationship between Judaism and Christianity? How should Christians respond to the Holocaust? The modern Christian Zionist…

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November 2019

The Wonder Years: Living Fully, Deeply, and Joyfully in the Second Half of Life

November 5 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200
Madison,WI53715

Why do we feel we're racing against time? How do we respond to a sense of loss, invisibility, limitation, and fears about the years ahead? We're all getting older, but "aging is not for the thin-boned or the faint of heart," Leslie writes; rather, how do we make the second half of our lives the best half? Leslie Fields, award-winning author of ten books, has compiled and edited the accounts of forty impressive women of faith spanning ages 40 to 85.…

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Living an Artful Life

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pres House, 731 State Street
Madison,WI53703United States

We are created to create, but many of us do not consider ourselves especially “creative.” Award-wining author, editor, teacher, and international speaker, Leslie Leyland Fields has mentored women and men from all walks of life to engage the creative process. Together we will consider what it would look like for each of us—artist or not—to embrace life as a creative journey.   Dessert, coffee, and tea will be provided. Leslie Leyland Fields is the author of twelve books, including The Wonder Years:…

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