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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The shape of fraud

Elections | Gerrymandering is a moral blot on American politics
by Joel Belz
Posted 7/26/19, 10:30 am

Among all the abuses of the democratic process in America, none is more arrogant than the gerrymander. I argued that point here 25 years ago, but the danger is more acute now.

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Krieg Barrie

On ending well

Death | Have you thought seriously—and Biblically—about end-of-life decisions?
by Joel Belz
Posted 7/18/19, 02:06 pm

On the face of it, no book focused primarily on the subject of dying holds high promise for becoming a bestseller. Death is hardly the most appealing of all possible topics. And unless the author has actually “been there, and done that,” the book-buying public has reason to be skeptical.

If I tell you as well that this book I want you to read was written by a philosophy and ethics professor at a small college, I realize you may already be turning the page.

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Krieg Barrie

Almighty science?

Faith & Inspiration | We’ve given it far too much reverence
by Joel Belz
Posted 7/04/19, 03:33 pm

The universe, which scientists have always considered to be pretty big, may be a good bit bigger, according to some of those same scientists. In the interest of not embarrassing them by reporting statistics that they might have to adjust again in a few weeks, we’ll wait for the specific numbers.

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