I like column authors, but it's annoying when they put a teaser subject out there, then don't provide a place to comment. What's the point if no one else can express their thoughts?
This one says "I'd like to hear what others have to say about this matter. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments."
Tequitia, I love the question you've posed and would like to reply. My comment is you need to provide a public comments link rather than your individual email. These days it's just noise to your readers if you don't. Since you're writing for a religious website, I recommend asking your employer to have comments independently monitored for civility before they are posted.