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.

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.

A Dog Named Nip

If someone would have told me some years ago that I would one day be so close to a canine, that I literally share snacks with while we are riding, I would have called them crazy, said they were “out to lunch”, or that their elevator did not go all the way up to the top floor.

Ruby Woods Carter Should Get More Worthy Honor

Dear Editor:
Bishop Michael Goings’ article, “Thanks For The Little Road, But It’s Just Not Enough,” hit not only the target but went straight through the bullseye.  

Taxes: A Necessary Evil

Before I get into the aim of this commentary, I would like to make a bold and perhaps un-American declaration.  I hate paying taxes!

Good Samaritans

The parable of the Good Samaritan undoubtedly is one of the most well-known of all the parables used by Jesus to illustrate a moral lesson on principles of truth.

Judge Dolphus Carter, Jr.: The Quiet Man With The Strong Voice

Arguably and definitely, to my estimation, one of the most accomplished, influential, and civic-minded African-Americans in our locale is Mr. Dolphus Carter.  

Celebrating Living Local Legends: Rev. Mother Louise Graham Moultrie

Usually during this time of year our focus is on deceased African Americans, who are considered to be historic figures, due to their achievements and contributions to the advancement of the black community, as well as the nation as a whole.

A Tribute To  Bill Coward

In last Thursday’s Dillon Herald, I read with great interest an article written by one of my fellow writers, Bishop Michael Goings. Mr. Goings did a fantastic piece on a man I considered to be one of my heroes in life, the late Bill Coward.