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.

A mouthful of bluff

Society | Today, even the adults are telling fibs
by Joel Belz
Posted 3/29/18, 03:05 pm

A friend from Pennsylvania told me the story 25 years ago, but I still remember the depressingly funny details.

He was mostly retired but drove a public school bus to augment his income. Glancing in his rearview mirror, my friend noticed that one of his young passengers was breaking the no-gum-chewing rule designed to keep the buses passably clean. 

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Who will finish the story?

Missions | A call to kingdom risk-takers
by Joel Belz
Posted 3/15/18, 02:36 pm

I used to think that nothing brought me more delight than to hear someone respond to a story or column in WORLD by saying quite simply, “I didn’t know that.” Now I know I was much too easily satisfied. Real gratification comes, I’ve discovered, when someone reads, reflects, agrees—and then, as a result, changes his or her behavior in a significant manner.

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Courtesy of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

The media and Billy Graham

Media | Can we let Graham be Graham?
by Joel Belz
Posted 2/28/18, 05:00 pm

It was, I must confess, becoming a bad habit. Every time in the last couple of years when I heard the secular media note the death of some celebrity, I found myself wondering: How will they do this when Billy Graham dies?

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