The stark reality of food shortages, waste, and overconsumption by the affluent is reflected in this issue. As our writers make clear, there are no easy solutions. The totalitarianisms of the left or the right provide no real hope, though nation after nation has succumbed to their siren calls. We Christians are to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth.

David E. Kucharsky is now Senior Editor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY. He has been with us almost from the beginning, since 1958. He will be working on special projects. Kudos to this devoted servant of God.

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