Joel Belz

Joel is WORLD's founder. He contributes regular commentary for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Radio. Joel has served as editor, publisher, and CEO over three decades at WORLD and is the author of Consider These Things. Joel resides with his wife, Carol, near Asheville, N.C.

Measuring health guesses

Medicine | Don't assume the healthcare industry has it all right
by Joel Belz
Posted 1/14/21, 04:03 pm

The staggering numbers so typically associated these days with the coronavirus are bad indeed. But it’s hard to know how accurate all the numbers are. They may be high. They may be low. But journalists should not pretend that they’re precise. 

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Mainstreaming malarkey

Christianity | A lesson from Y2K still applies
by Joel Belz
Posted 12/28/20, 11:06 pm

Editor’s Note: As Joel Belz recovers from a broken femur, we’re reprinting this column, a version of which originally published on Jan. 15, 2000.

The order for a classified ad in this issue of WORLD arrived promptly the morning of Jan. 1. It read:

WILL SELL AT LOSS: Semi-automatic pistol, attractive “fish” logo. Also 500 rounds 99 mm expanding point ammo. After April 1, 2000.

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Deep and wide

News | WORLD’s journalism is succeeding at being both
by Joel Belz
Posted 12/10/20, 12:11 pm

A few years ago, I wrote that WORLD Magazine was a journalistic offering that faced the tension of being sometimes wide and sometimes deep. A biweekly newsmagazine—with the resources God had given us—could not cover the entire scope of reality or staff bureaus in every major city around the globe. So I wrote that we as journalists had to make judgments about how deep, or how wide, we would go in each article of each issue.

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