Category: Michael Goings’ Columns

Columns by Bishop Michael Goings

Honoring A Hometown Hero

Recently, we lost a man who, in my estimation, was a genuine hero and role model for all of us in Dillon County, especially the African-American community.

Part Four: Growing Old In Newtown

I do not believe that it would be right or historically accurate for me to share memories of my childhood without including some of the naughty, dastardly deeds that I either perpetrated individually or those I was a participant in.

Part Three: Growing Old In Newtown

These underappreciated, undervalued, and underpaid professionals are the unsung heroes and heroines in the stories of so many of our lives, particularly African-American lives like mine that arose in the era prior to the major accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement in the rural South.

Part Two: Growing Old In Newtown

In my column last week, I shared some excerpts from my autobiographical book, Growing Old in Newtown.

Growing Old In Newtown

Starting this week and continuing for the next several weeks, I will be sharing some excerpts from my autobiographical book, “Growing Old in Newtown.”

Grinches, Scrooges, and Other Christmas Thieves

In light of the season that we are in, I will feature my last article today that reflect upon the season, as we did last week.

My Most Memorable Christmas Memories

Invariably, one of the things that the holiday season ignites in most of us are memories of Christmas past.

Endangered Subtypes Within The Human Species

I recently came across the following data (about the number of endangered species) that was compiled by the United States Fish and Wildlife Services: Mammals (93), Birds (101), Reptiles (46), Fish (165), Clams (91), and Insects (85).

My View On The Guatemalan Refugees Caravan

Living in a small southern, rural community like Dillon does not exempt or prohibit us from being aware of the major issues and events of our times.

What Are We Coming To?

The slaying of the Jewish worshippers on this past Saturday in Pittsburgh, while they were praying in their synagogue, has greatly alarmed and awakened me to a terrible reality that we all would do well to heed.