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.

Admission of bias

Media | We won’t pretend—but you shouldn’t either
by Joel Belz
Posted 7/20/17, 12:32 pm

When a U.S. military plane crashed July 10 in rural Mississippi, killing all 16 Marines onboard, nobody tried to balance the account with an obligatory “bright side” of the story. And when Lake Tahoe in California found itself almost running over after several years of regional drought, I didn’t hear a single reporter calling on folks—in a spirit of “fairness”—to moderate their thanksgiving and delight.

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Lessons in lying

Voices | Truth-telling in small matters helps keep us honest in bigger ones
by Joel Belz
Posted 7/05/17, 05:41 pm

You don’t have to be a big-time Washington politician to play fast and loose with the truth. Basic honesty, I discovered again last week, is staggering also in the streets of our smaller cities and towns.

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My daily dose

Media | Listen to WORLD Radio for a week and you’ll likely be hooked
by Joel Belz
Posted 6/14/17, 12:47 pm

So right here, in full public view, I have a new addiction to confess. I find it hard—maybe even impossible—to make it through the day without tuning in to The World and Everything in It. WORLD Radio’s daily program is WORLD Magazine’s radio cousin.

Technically, The World and Everything in It is not a radio program but a podcast. Which means that you can pick it up almost wherever you are, on your smartphone. And you can pick it up any time of day—at your own convenience.

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