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.

It begins in the pulpit

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

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Sympathy for the devil

| The Great Deceiver has no interest in level playing fields and civil discourse
by Joel Belz
Posted 4/20/96, 12:00 am

Three more letters in the last few days-all from friends with solid evangelical roots and credentials-have warned me of what they see as lurking danger for WORLD magazine and its editorial direction. All my correspondents had slightly different bones to pick, but a common theme is that WORLD is too cranky-that we tend too much to polarize rather than to find common ground. One fellow summarized the criticism when he said: "Why can't WORLD admit that for the most part in America we're simply having debates over the issues-not a war?"

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Educators vs. indoctrinators

| More image than reality is involved in spelling out the difference between the two
by Joel Belz
Posted 4/13/96, 12:00 am

Having spent the last 50 years as a student, a teacher, an administrator, and a board member in a variety of schools at all levels, I can tell you that I have yet to meet a professional educator who will stand up and say unambiguously: "We're here not to educate but to indoctrinate your child."

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