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There is an amusing and poignant story told of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the famous 19th century Baptist Pastor, and a member of his congregation. Apparently this lady approached him after a morning service and told him, ‘Mr Spurgeon, I am pleased to tell you that I haven’t sinned for six months!’ Spurgeon smiled knowingly at […]


I recently saw a photograph of a broken pot that had been mended using the kintsukuroi method. Kintsukuroi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer. It enshrines the belief that the piece in question can actually be made even more beautiful for having been broken. I am used to […]