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.

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What goes into the mouth

Food | The material symbol of God’s blessings at Thanksgiving time is a table laden with food, but many of us have trouble accepting grace. As legitimate concerns about obesity rise, so does the danger of turning healthy eating into an idol
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/15/13, 01:00 am

It’s not at all unusual in Southern California to overhear a group of tanned, good-looking women discussing their favorite organic raw chocolate and gluten-free recipes over Starbucks coffees.  

But the 10 women in their 30s and 40s (and two husbands) gathered on a Wednesday evening are members of a six-week Bible study, offered by Rancho Community Church in Temecula. And they’re not going off-topic.

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Church Rescue/Photo by T Group Productions

Church rescue squad

Television | New reality show attempts to resuscitate failing churches by using a business model based on the needs of the community—not the gospel
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/11/13, 03:00 pm

Most churchgoers realize this truth after several years of church involvement: Our churches are imperfect. It’s a complex, living organism made up of flawed leaders and members of the congregation, struggling to survive through limited resources, complicated relationships, and controversial dramas. Gee, if only we had a hotline to dial and fix these issues.

That’s the premise behind Church Rescue, a new National Geographic Channel reality show produced by T Group Productions that premieres tonight at 10 p.m., ET/PT.

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Land of the free still home to slaves

Trafficking | Congressional committee discusses new bill designed to combat human trafficking
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/06/13, 04:23 pm

FULLERTON, Calif.—Two women faced local legislators, law enforcers, and a public audience Monday morning to personify the ongoing existence of a crime abolished 150 years ago in the United States: slavery. 

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