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

Black History Is American History

Florida has launched an effort in his state to have any books or material on African American history deleted from the curriculum of all public schools.

Going Forward Without Looking Back

In my column today, I want to briefly consider and expound on the issue of going forward without looking back.

Common Things That We All Should Be Thankful For

During this very special season of Thanksgiving when we celebrate and commemorate the first Thanksgiving observed by the Pilgrims, there are some things that each of us should be thankful to God about.

The Last Prayer

Before I get into the crux of my article today, I have a confession I would like to make. I know that I am a grandfather and well into the stage of being a senior citizen.

Unprecedented Sacrifices That Yield Unprecedented Results

Throughout the course of history, in both the biblical and secular, there have been people who made unprecedented sacrifices that produced unprecedented results.

Underrated, Unappreciated, and Grossly Underpaid: Essential Professionals We Often Take For Granted

Like many of the issues and topics I write about in my column, the one that you are reading now came as a result of a recent visit to a retirement home that provides assisted living accommodations to adults with special needs and challenges.

The Court Of Public Opinion

Believe it or not, the idea for what you are reading in my column today came to me at the car wash.

Unforgettable Events and Sights Etched In My Mind

In this third of the four-part series of excerpts from my autobiographical book, Growing Old in Newtown, I am going to share with you a few of the unforgettable events and sights that are engraved in my mind.

Two Eventful Trips That Broadened My Horizon and Outlook on Life

As stated in last week’s column, I will be featuring excerpts from my autobiographical book, Growing Old in New Town, throughout the entire month of September. Again, I hope that these short strolls down memory lane will both enlighten and entertain you as they do me when I often embark upon them.

The Most Common Needs Of Every Human Being

As a member of the most dominant species on the face of the earth, whether you will admit it or not, there are some basic and intrinsic needs that were wired in your DNA when you were conceived.