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

Growing Old In Newtown

In my previous article, I shared my intentions to present to you some excerpts from my forthcoming autobiographical book, “Growing Old in New Town,” that is scheduled to be released this fall.  

What Will Real Preachers Do?

The Supreme Court has ordered that homosexuals be legally allowed and not forbidden to marry. At this time, religious organizations are exempt from marrying them.

The Legalization Of Same Sex Marriage Does Not Make It Right

I should have known it was coming; however, I hoped and even prayed that it never would occur.  That which millions of us red-blooded and law abiding American citizens feared has come upon us.  Five mere people, who were appointed, not elected, made a judicial decision recently to legalize same sex marriages in all fifty states.  

Beyond the Hallowed Walls

Perhaps everyone needs some time of relaxing or lounging when they have nothing to do, but what they want to do (as long as it is not illegal, immoral, or intrudes upon the privacy and right of others).  On this particular morning (the day of this writing), I fully intended to do just that.

Focus On Fathers

Not many weeks ago, I did an article that was written to celebrate the essential role that mother’s play in both our family units and communities.  

Part II: What Has Become Of The Dream?

In the first installment of this article, we considered some of the major things that have transpired in the fulfillment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream.

Part I: What Has Become Of The Dream?

Seeing that this is the month that we celebrate and commemorate the life and legacy of the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is only fitting that we make a brief investigation to see what has become of his dream.  

Christmas Puzzles

This devotion is a monthly ministry of the Pee Dee Baptist Association, comprised of 31 Southern Baptist churches in Dillon and Marlboro Counties.  For more information call 774-8062.
Featured this month is Dr. Dick Alderman, the pastor of Little Rock Baptist Church, Little Rock.

An American’s Perspective Of India

As I sat in what would be my home away from home for several days, I heard the sound of horns honking, engines roaring, and tires spinning on the very busy street that ran parallel to the hotel where I stayed.

My Most Embarrassing Experiences

I think that I would be correct to say that all of us have experienced some very embarrassing moments during our upbringing.  These moments can be fresh in our minds, as if they had happened yesterday.