Thank you for your e-mail regarding my column in The Sun last Sunday.
I do remember you from your baptism outside York Minster in 2006. I have for a long time wondered what happened to you and what you are doing. Thank you for getting in touch. However, I am saddened to hear that since that time you feel you have lost your faith. As far as I know God has not abandoned you. You are still dearly loved.
I write articles for a variety of newspapers across a wide spectrum. For example, in recent months I have written in The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Yorkshire Post and The York Press, amongst other titles.
I will continue to use these opportunities to spread the Gospel message as widely as possible.
I hope that you had the opportunity to read my full piece from last week's Sun. I have attached a copy for information in case you have not.
One of the main points I was making is that we need to remember that God loves us and forgives us no matter how many times we mess up, and whether we deserve it or not. That applies no matter who we are.
It is clear from the Leveson Inquiry that there have been serious failings at News International and other news organisations for a number of years. We need to encourage a media in this country which is both responsible and fair. We also need to encourage people to make fresh starts. My writing does not mean condoning what was illegal and scandalous in the past.
All proceeds from articles I write are donated to local charities - in this instance, St Leonard's Hospice in York.
Please do keep in touch. Why not come for a cup of tea?
I appreciate you taking the time to send me your concerns. I will pray for you that God will reveal himself anew in your life and strengthen you.
And before you ask, yes I might go for tea.