Category: Michael Goings’ Columns

Columns by Bishop Michael Goings

Will Our Democracy Survive?

As an American citizen, student of history, and observer of current events (especially from a political and socio-economic perspective), I am very much concerned (not alarmed) by the present political state of our union.

Sights And Sounds That Inspire Me

A few years ago, someone who worked with my wife (when she was employed as the principal at South Elementary School), who was a frequent reader of my column, asked her this question: “Where does your husband get the ideas to write so many articles?”

Mothers Of Children With Special Needs

There is a special category of women who is worthy of double honor because they are the mothers and primary caregivers of children with special needs.

The Most Essential Event In History

I undoubtedly possess a greater desire to write the information contained in my column today than I have perhaps felt about any other topic that I have ever presented.

From Competitor To Comrade

In my column today, I want to share with you an amazing account of a continual narrative of my life that started nearly fifty-four years ago in the summer of 1965.

Letters Of Encouragement

The following letters were sent to me from Sherman Davis and Leonard Jacobs (not their real names) respectively.

A Few Good Men

We are living in a culture and time when bad and negative news vastly outweigh and overshadow good and positive news.

An Absurd And Obscene Sight

I find myself shaking my head in disdain and disgust at the sight of many young African-American men walking around with their pants hanging down around their butts.

Spring Is Coming

The season of spring officially started on March 20, 2019. Calendar-wise, we have been into the spring season for ten days.

Aging Without Becoming An Antique

To be honest about it, this article that you are reading today had its genesis over sixty-seven years ago, when yours truly was conceived and born in the year of 1951.