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. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in these columns are those of Michael Goings, the author, and do not necessarily reflect those of The Dillon Herald. He is solely responsible for the content of these articles.

Making Thanksgiving More Than A Holiday

With the actual day of Thanksgiving being only one day away, I want to present and consider some reasons why we must make it much more than a once-a-year observance and practice.

Maintaining Sanity and Serenity In An Age of Craziness

Whether you can admit it or not, we are living in an age of craziness, corruption, and disorder.

Students Versus Teachers: Who Will Bear Rule In The Classrooms Of Public Schools?

Before I commence to comment and share with you a few of my opinions and perspectives about our subject for today, I need to tell you that much of my views are derived from the fact that both my wife and daughter are teachers in the public school system in Florence and Darlington Counties, respectively.

Practical Things You Can Do To Change The World

As I planned and outlined this article that you are presently reading, it is Sunday morning, October 22, 2023.

Saying No Without Feeling Condemned

My motivation for writing this article came from an experience that I had only a few hours before I started to write about our subject for today.

The Prophetic Significance Of Israel’s War With Hamas

For many years, I have been fascinated and intrigued by current events and how they are often the fulfillment of the Bible’s prophecies.

First Experiences

In each of our journeys through life, we have all had some experiences that proven to have a lingering effect on our lives. Many of these occurrences were what I have termed as “first experiences.”

The Perils and Pitfalls of Pride

From a Biblical perspective, the original sin was committed by an archangel, who at the time of the violation, was called Lucifer (Ezekiel 28:12-17).

An Enduring Legacy To The Fifth Generation

I recently had to go into the Herald Office Supply to get an item that I could not find anywhere else in town.

Endeavoring To Be Number One At Being Number Two

I was so inspired by the mere title of Cornell King’s very informative and timeless book, Being Number One at Being Number Two that I decided to devote my column today to considering the issue.