Thursday, February 22, 2007

Deconstruction


The word deconstruction doesn’t often produce good thoughts in folks. I believe most people think of it as demolition, which is something completely different. Demolition is destruction or demolishing of something. Think wrecking balls turning houses to splinters or buildings to dust. Deconstruction is the examination of something such as a theory or system, in order to discover its flaws, often to develop a new and better theory or system.

With the advent of the electronic age, we are living in time of deconstruction. For example, just ask record companies. I’m sure you’ve heard their lament that the internet is ruining the recording industry. And while piracy is a problem, the explosion of new, unheard talent that we now have access to, is a good thing. The technology has allowed us, the public, to have access to this talent and then decide on our own if it’s worth our hard earned money. This is what’s been born from the deconstruction of a system that put those decisions in the hands of a few executives in past decades. Before we only heard what “they” deemed worthy, now we can decide on our own.

The same thing is taking place with the publishing industry as well; this blog is a result of such deconstruction. I can publish my thoughts and writings without the approval of a large publishing house. You decide if you want to spend your time reading it. And while I could use more money in my life, which those publishing companies may or may not get me, I place a higher value on the time you spend here. By the way, there's a new link on the right that will take you a list of other "Christ minded" blogs, check 'em out.

Jesus was in the business of deconstruction. Through Him, we all have access to God’s mercy, grace and love. We don’t have to have the blessing or approval of any church or system. They are the place we can experience relationship with other believers, which is something God wants for us, but we don’t have to do “it” their way to know and possess the love of God.

I hope that is something you’ll take the time to investigate. You make the call, is it worth your time and effort. I know for me, God in my life makes my life worth something. For all the skills and talents I may possess, it is the one thing that I have to offer someone that can change their life. May you know it as well.

Peace……

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