Sophia Lee

Sophia is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in Los Angeles. Follow Sophia on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.

Paramount Pictures

No mercy

Movie | <em>Noah</em> presents a harrowing picture of God's wrath, but misses the gospel
by Sophia Lee
Posted 4/04/14, 01:00 am

Noah has floated through a flood of vocal opposition and doubts, landed a solid box office opening, and planted a victory flag that promises more big-studio biblical epics in the future. The $125 million movie by Paramount finished strong in its opening weekend at over $44 million in domestic box office sales, exceeding expectations. With the additional $51 million it made overseas, Noah (PG-13) seems to be on good forecast for profitability.

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Saddleback PiCS

Rick Warren launches mental health ministry

Mental Illness | Saddleback pastor calls the church to stop ignoring mental illness and its sufferers
by Sophia Lee
Posted 4/01/14, 01:14 pm

LAKE FOREST, Calif.— If the sold out seats for Saddleback Church’s mental health conference last Friday are any indication, Christians are aching for more and better mental health ministry in the church. 

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Associated Press/Photo by Niko Tavernise (Paramount Pictures)

Noah nails God's wrath but misses His mercy

Movie | 
The latest retelling of the biblical epic uses intellect, emotion, and creativity to tackle deep theological issues—but misses the mark
by Sophia Lee
Posted 3/28/14, 07:58 am

The God central to the latest Paramount film, Noah, is silent. Ever since mankind was driven out of the Garden of Eden after the Fall, God has left his image-bearing creation to rot and fester in their own iniquities. Man eats dog, man kills man, man destroys the earth. Grieved by the devastation of his creation, God decides to wipe out all men with a big flood, but preserves the lives of Noah, his family, and two of each living creature in a massive ark. 

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