Category: Michael Goings’ Columns

The personal reflections and commentary of Bishop Michael Goings, a well-known pastor and author, on local, state, national, and international issues

Part Two: Who’s To Blame?

In last week’s column, we considered why many of our most talented football players are unable to go to the next level in regard to their gridiron pursuit as a collegian to a 1A or reputable college or university.

Part One: Who’s To Blame?

If by chance you are reading my column today, which is Thursday, July 19, 2018, I am presently halfway around the world in the seacoast city of Cape Town, South Africa.

A Critical Analysis Of Messy Me

The very thought of doing this piece today made me cringe due to the potential and prospect of self-defamation and public humiliation.

Why I Am A Patriotic American

With the Fourth of July observance upon us, I believe it is very appropriate to give some effort and opinion to why this most uniquely American holiday should be venerated by all American citizens, regardless of race, creed, or color.

The Dragon Of Summer

The heat index was right at one hundred degrees on the day that I got the idea for this article.

James Lockemy: Renaissance Man

A few years ago, I did an article on the Mount Rushmore of Dillon County.

The Failings Of Fathers

Due to the fact that Sunday will be our Father’s Day observance, it is only fitting that some attempt be made to address and hopefully advance the status of fathers in a culture and era when men are denigrated, belittled, and dishonored by the media, entertainment industry, and other notable institutions and influences within our culture.

Are We Becoming Our Parents?

I have considered and contended with a thought that has given me some mixed emotions ever since my wife told me that I was more like my father than any of my brothers.

Praise and Protest: Which Side Is Right?

On May 14, 2018, the United States of America officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the Nation of Israel by opening up its Embassy there.

Momma’s Hurting Feet

Every now and then, I come across a story that is very moving and worthy of sharing with others. Such is the case that you are about to read in my column today.