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

A True American Hero: Coach Harold Wilson

Regrettably, we are living in a time when it is hard to find people who are truly worthy to be classified as a hero or heroine.

From The Red Zone To The Goal Line

Now that we have officially entered into the year of 2022, I believe that it is necessary that we learn how to score and be successful in this new year with all of its challenges and problems confronting us.

My Most Memorable Christmas

I am pretty certain that most of us who embrace the belief and practice of celebrating Christmas have in our memory bank some of our most unforgettable Christmases.

Do Not Let The Grinches And Scrooges Steal Christmas

As we are nearing closer and closer to the actual day of Christmas, I want to encourage everyone who will read my article today to please be very careful and vigilant to not allow the Grinches and the Scrooges of this world to steal your Christmas.

The Diminishing Respect For Thanksgiving In America

I want to address an alarming issue that has been taking place for quite a few decades. It is something that has steadily grown in both scope and significance in our culture, so much so that the overwhelming majority of Americans have been unknowingly lured into it.

How Can We Stop The Violence And Killing?

I was awakened at about 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, by a knock at my door from a deputy who works for the Dillon County Sheriff’s Department.

Conflicting Characters In A Corrupt Culture

Both the title, as well as the Shakespearian quote that followed are the inspiration for my column today. In a true sense, all the world is a stage and each of us are character actors in this ever-unfolding drama.

The Positive Effects Of COVID-19

0 Is it possible for something as deadly, detrimental, and debilitating as the COVID-19 pandemic to have a positive effect or silver lining? Can it be that something good and constructive can come out of the evil and grief that has been inflicted globally upon mankind by this killer disease that has claimed the lives…

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.