Sophia Lee

Sophia is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute and University of Southern California graduate. Sophia resides in Los Angeles, Calif., with her husband. Follow her on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.


CCCU's new president praised for her humility and deep faith

by Sophia Lee
Posted 7/31/14, 09:30 am

The Council for Christian College and Universities (CCCU) announced Shirley V. Hoogstra of Calvin College as its seventh president on Wednesday, closing a painful chapter that included some public and controversial stumbles with its previous president. Hoogstra, CCCU’s first female president, will take over her new position on Sept. 29.

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Mars Hill Church

Changing course?

Religion | After a public apology and the adoption of a softer tone from the pulpit, star pastor Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church face new challenges
by Warren Cole Smith & Sophia Lee
Posted 7/25/14, 01:00 am

On a hazy Sunday morning in downtown Seattle, cars crawled around a century-old, terra cotta–domed church, one of the city’s oldest church buildings. The reason: Seattle’s 40th annual gay pride parade closed a portion of 4th Avenue near the historic church. Police officers in kilts and colorful beads patrolled the area, and volunteers set up purple balloons and rainbow flags in preparation for the thousands that would swarm downtown that afternoon.

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Soul-searching in South Korea

South Korea | As the nation debates its collective responsibility for the <em>Sewol</em> disaster, Christians preach the message of grace
by Sophia Lee
Posted 7/22/14, 10:23 am

ANSAN, South Korea—Months have passed since the sinking of the Sewol ferry in South Korea. All across the country, rows of bright yellow ribbons still hang from fences, gates, and trees. The ribbons, now a symbol of national mourning, are a reminder of the more than 300 lives lost on April 16. But in the city of Ansan, which lost 250 of its high school student that day, grieving families need no reminders.

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