Author Archive for Lelia Fry

Lelia Fry
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Lelia Fry was born in Princeton, WV and received her B.A. from Concord College, majoring in Geography and History with emphasis in Philosophy. She received a M.A. in Biblical Studies from the Regent University School of Divinity in 2008, where she also worked as a graduate assistant and as coordinator for the Ph.D. in Renewal Studies program. Lelia is currently pursing a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies at Emmanuel College of the Toronto School of Theology in the University of Toronto. Her primary academic interests are in Early Jewish and Christian understandings of the "fear of God" and the reception of Jewish scripture in the Second Temple period. She has a passion for ministry to students, especially through encouragement and prayer. Lelia enjoys reading, learning languages, discovering new coffee shops, experiencing diverse cultures, and listening to any kind of music—as long as Frank Sinatra is singing.
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Late Night Visitors

Friday, September 10th, 2010 by Lelia Fry

I’m a full-time Biblical Studies Ph.D. student in the School of Theology at the University of Toronto, and I live on campus in downtown Toronto in a dorm style grad residence. One night towards the end of the semester, I was washing my face at the common washroom sink getting ready to head to bed after a long day of paper writing, reading, and everything else that fills up the life of a full-time student. Rest was only a few minutes away and I grinned peacefully at the thought of being cozily wrapped up in my bed very soon. Hearing the door open, I looked up to see one of the international student residents standing by the sink, clearly waiting for me to finish. When I greeted her, she said she was looking for me and asked if I was busy. You usually know what’s coming after that. She wondered if I would be willing to read over a paper she’d been working on that was due the next morning.

My reaction? I raised my eyebrows just a little, not to her request but as a question: “Lord, are You kidding?”

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Late Night Visitors

Sunday, July 11th, 2010 by Lelia Fry

I’m a full-time Biblical Studies Ph.D. student in the School of Theology at the University of Toronto, and I live on campus in downtown Toronto in a dorm style grad residence. One night towards the end of the semester, I was washing my face at the common washroom sink getting ready to head to bed after a long day of paper writing, reading, and everything else that fills up the life of a full-time student. Rest was only a few minutes away and I grinned peacefully at the thought of being cozily wrapped up in my bed very soon. Hearing the door open, I looked up to see one of the international student residents standing by the sink, clearly waiting for me to finish. When I greeted her, she said she was looking for me and asked if I was busy. You usually know what’s coming after that. She wondered if I would be willing to read over a paper she’d been working on that was due the next morning.

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