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.

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A ballot of deplorables

Campaign 2016 | Reflections on a terrible campaign, which crudity has made even worse
by Joel Belz
Posted 10/14/16, 01:00 am

With just a few days left before the most disconcerting, perplexing, and gut-wrenching presidential election in the last several generations, take comfort in this: A sovereign God is not at a loss to do now what He has done so often in other confusing times. He uses bad people.

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Bad bargain

Abortion | When it comes to abortion, the ‘single issue’ criticism just doesn’t work
by Joel Belz
Posted 9/30/16, 01:00 am

It happens, it seems, in every election cycle. “Do you really think,” some of our political opponents complain, “that abortion is the only issue we have to worry about? Don’t you think we’d be a whole lot more effective if we engaged other issues as well—like racism, poverty, and the environment?”

The objection makes some sense. Why go into any contest with no more than a single weapon?

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Trust partnership

World | You’re vital to this journalistic voyage
by Joel Belz
Posted 9/16/16, 01:00 am

“So if you’re not going to tell me in your column who to vote for, then maybe I just won’t renew my membership next time around.” A longtime WORLD reader had a twinkle in his eye—and I knew that he was pulling my leg. But only in part.

There are two main reasons why WORLD doesn’t endorse political candidates.

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