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Because of This I Rejoice

Reading Philippians During Lent

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Rejoice in the Lord Always…even through Lent! Upper Room author Max Vincent finds JOY in Paul’s letter to the Philippians and encourages us to find that joy through Lenten spiritual practices. Prayer, Witness, Humility, Hospitality, Asceticism, and Giving are all practices where we’re invited to find deep joy. (Yes, even in asceticism!)

Meet author Max Vincent and Upper Room editor Erin Palmer through video sessions that introduce each chapter. Join with others in discussion of chapter readings through each week of Lent. Audio recordings of scripture enhance daily practice. Reflection questions prompt deeper connection to the text. All are designed to bring you closer to God and to deep joy this Lenten season.

Basic information about the eCourse.

  • Cost is $19 per individual registration. Group rates are available.
  • eCourse includes:
    • all essential content from the book, Because of This, I Rejoice
    • weekly video introductions with author Max O. Vincent
    • daily audio recordings of scripture
    • prompts for personal reflection
    • a secure place for group conversation
  • Open to both individuals and private groups (discounts available for groups registering together)
  • private groups have branded (make it look like yours!), private online space for church or small groups
  • Participants begin and end the eCourse anytime, but the eCourse is designed to follow the 2019 Lent calendar

Questions? Email us at UReLearning@UpperRoom.org


Your Instructor


Max Vincent
Max Vincent

Max O. Vincent is senior pastor of St. James United Methodist Church in Atlanta. He is married to Kristen Vincent, and they have one son, Matthew. Max and Kristen coauthored Another Bead, Another Prayer, a collection of devotions and prayers to use with Protestant prayer beads. A Georgia native, Max holds Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Duke Divinity School and a bachelor’s degree in Religion from Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. He studied for one year at the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany. A member of the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church, Max has served as pastor of United Methodist congregations in North Carolina and Georgia. He served for 4 years as a chaplain for the brain injury unit at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. Max enjoys teaching workshops on prayer and spiritual disciplines. He loves reading theology, preaching, golf, college basketball, and Girl Scout cookies.


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When does the course start and finish?
The eCourse starts when you are ready to begin and will remain open indefinitely. It’s self-paced, so you can decide when to start and when to finish.
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