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.

Pay the maximum wage

| God's laws for employers are a lot more demanding than Uncle Sam's
by Joel Belz
Posted 5/11/96, 12:00 am

The congressional furor over federal minimum wage laws prompted me last week to take a brief trip up and down Tunnel Road in our home town of Asheville, N.C. I wanted to discover just how relevant all this debate really was.

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Give us a king

| The political temptation: Our doubts and deficiencies drive us to seek false gods
by Joel Belz
Posted 4/27/96, 12:00 am

When more than 100 Christian leaders gathered next door to Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., for three days last week-at least in some measure to reflect on the apparent failure of the Christian gospel to have much effect in contemporary American society-one option was repeatedly rejected. At the meeting, that option was referred to several times as "the political temptation."

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It begins in the pulpit

National | D.
by Joel Belz
Posted 4/27/96, 12:00 am

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