Joel Belz

Joel, WORLD's founder, writes a regular column for the magazine and contributes commentaries for The World and Everything in It. He is also the author of Consider These Things.

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‘Gay, but celibate’

Sexuality | But time to be very wary …
by Joel Belz
Posted 9/12/18, 01:37 pm

Imagine this scenario. You’re an officer in an evangelical church. The congregation has been thriving and the spirit is good.

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Muscle and restraint

Government | People want from government what even kids want from authority
by Joel Belz
Posted 8/30/18, 12:16 pm

“People want to be lightly governed by strong governments.”

It was a fine point first brought to my attention in the middle of a long editorial in The Wall Street Journal. That was 25 years ago—and the observation made such good sense that I was compelled to enlarge on it in this column. Now it’s time to reflect on that wisdom again.

“People want to be lightly governed by strong governments.”

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Nose for news

Media | At WORLD, we know even kids crave a good news source
by Joel Belz
Posted 8/16/18, 09:59 am

Do you remember the name of the very first daily newspaper you got serious about reading? Or what prompted that behavior in the first place?

The people who publish newspapers might like to hear from you. Their ability to convert young readers into loyal customers has hit hard, hard times.

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