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

Four Strangers In The Night

In my column today, I am going to attempt something that I seldom do.

The Sunday Before 9/11

The story that I am going to share with you about my personal involvement with the historical and unprecedented events that took place on September 11, 2001, may be hard for some to believe.

Where Do My Ideas And Inspiration To Write Originate?

I have often been asked by people and those who work in concert with me in putting my articles, pamphlets, books, and other literary material together where do I get the ideas from to write and compile so many compositions continually.

People Who Got Caught Red-Handed

Every so often, I feel it necessary to change the course or the routine way in how I present issues and stories in my weekly column.

Pleasant People Whose Presence Blesses Others

For many years now, I have endeavored to embrace and live by the following principle: “People will either increase you or decrease you.”

The First Day Of School

+3 The First Day Of School I am going to invite you on a journey back through time by way of the time travelers’ bus. The drivers of this special bus (that occasionally transport time travelers either backward or forward in time) are called memory and imagination. We are going to make two very strategic…

The Value Of Small Town Living

Quite a few years ago (decades to be exact), a distant relative of mine (who had migrated to the Atlanta, Georgia area) confronted me with a question.

Professor Fail

As I look back over the course of my life (that extends for nearly seventy years), I have experienced many things – perhaps more than the average person.

Against My Better Judgment

Many of the things I present and comment on in my weekly column are issues and topics that the common person who reads it can easily identify with – things that they have experienced or will be confronted with in the future.

Independence Day Should Be Celebrated By All Americans

Recently, the day of June 19 was made a national holiday because it was the day (back in 1865), when the last slaves in America were granted independence.