Mindy Belz

Why globe trot?

International | Endless news cycles actually live inside the drama of redemption
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/30/18, 01:01 pm

Above my desk hangs a cross-stitched banner made by a refugee from Syria: “The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

The banner captures why I do what I do, trotting the globe figuratively and literally. The sorrows of the world are real, multidimensional, and heartbreaking. Eternity—what Merriam-Webster calls “endless time”—also is real, where the old order of things passes away and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.

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A curious report

Media | When a story may be less than meets the eye
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/30/18, 11:51 am

My father will be disappointed if I don’t write this column, so here goes. We were having lunch, and he says, “Hey, take a look at this newspaper article and tell me what you think. I’ll be back in five minutes.”

The item, three full columns on B5 of “The Region” section of The Philadelphia Inquirer, next to “Jersey Joe Walcott to get place of honor in Camden,” is titled “Pills May Replace Diapers and Padded Underwear at Stores.” Well now, here’s a game-changer for men over 65, which is 23 million Americans. Good for journalists for jumping on this medical breakthrough.

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Nose for news

Media | At WORLD, we know even kids crave a good news source
by Joel Belz
Posted 8/16/18, 09:59 am

Do you remember the name of the very first daily newspaper you got serious about reading? Or what prompted that behavior in the first place?

The people who publish newspapers might like to hear from you. Their ability to convert young readers into loyal customers has hit hard, hard times.

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