Sophia Lee

Sophia is a features reporter for WORLD Magazine. She graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in print journalism and East Asian language and culture. She lives in Los Angeles with her cat, Shalom. Follow Sophia on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.

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Radical outreach

Homelessness | When homeless ministry gets extreme
by Sophia Lee
Posted 2/19/18, 03:27 pm

Early on the morning after Valentine’s Day, I drove down from Los Angeles to San Diego to spend a day with three men who were temporarily living on the streets with the homeless. 

Among them was Will Cravens, a pastor from Virginia. Cravens first roamed the streets of San Diego in 2014 looking for a childhood best friend who had disappeared and was last spotted in Mission Bay, a popular man-made aquatic park. Since then, Cravens has been flying back to the area twice a year, each time bringing a team of church men to sleep on the streets and break bread with the homeless. 

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Dueling visions, gnawing suspicions

Missions | The battle over a proposed sale of American evangelism’s ‘Missions Pentagon’ raises questions of missionary strategy and nonprofit accountability. What responsibility do ministries have to their founder’s vision—and to those who sacrificed to fund it?
by Sophia Lee & Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/14/18, 02:18 pm

March 4 is Oscar night, and the “best actor” favorite is Gary Oldman for his portrayal of Winston Churchill, who famously spoke of fighting on the beaches and never surrendering. But in Pasadena, 18 miles northeast of the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, sits the campus of William Carey International University (WCIU) and Frontier Ventures (FV), two interlinked ministries that are not having their finest hour.

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When the Bible doesn’t offer Dating 101

Relationships | Why are we so eager for a guidebook to romantic relationships?
by Sophia Lee
Posted 2/12/18, 03:53 pm

I’ve figured out a quick and easy way for WORLD to instantly boost its following from Christian millennials. 

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