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

Why African-Americans Should Get Vaccinated

Like many African- Americans, I had mixed emotions about getting vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

People Who Turned Their Pain Into Power

In my opinion as a pastor and counselor to many over the past four decades, I have witnessed quite a few people who have experienced hardships and adversity of various types who were able to turn trouble into triumph and pain into power.

Things That Are Impossible For Humans To Do

As the dominant and most intelligent species that the Creator set upon the earth, humans have conquered and trained perhaps all other forms of both plant and animal life.

Tracing Your Changes Through The Years

As I recently looked at myself in the mirror, as well as at some photos that dated back for quite a few years, I was somewhat amazed at the changes I have undergone in the past 50 years.

Invaluable Lessons I Learned From My Father

I recently had a brief conversation with one of my brothers about the role that our father had on our lives.

Entering the New Year with Hope and Optimism

With 2021 being only a short span of time away, we need to make sure that we are going forth into this New Year with hope and optimism.

Part Two: The Christmas Story From A Biblical Perspective

In my column last week, we considered the Christmas Story from a biblical perspective.

Part One: The Christmas Story From A Biblical Perspective

I am going to attempt something during this Christmas season that I have never done before.

Why My Recliner Is My Favorite Chair

Before I address the subject of my column today, I must first go back in time to when I was growing up in New Town.

Why Thanksgiving Is Special This Year

There are three times each year when my Judeo-Christian convictions dictate the nature and substance of what I write about in my column.