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Joel Belz

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.

Articles by Joel Belz


Simple moments in which to bear witness

Our editorial staff must pass a rigorous three-part test

What happens when retirees discover their Social Security checks are much smaller than expected?

Experts says Social Security is even closer to insolvency than we thought


WORLD’s founder recalls the doctors who’ve helped change the course of his life

Plenty of doctors have outsized influence

Recent censorship shows the power of big business to influence cultural debates

What happens when corporations cancel speech?

Forty years ago, WORLD’s first magazine almost didn’t make it to press on time

A search for an editor in 1981 had long-term implications