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.

Family Feuds: Their Origin and Common Causes

It is my aim and custom to decide what issue or subject I will consider in my weekly column by how it relates to the average person who will most likely read it.

Becoming A Part of the Solution In An Era of Chasms and Contentions

When Eldridge Cleaver, one of the leaders of the Black Panther Party, penned this very prudent saying back in the 1960’s, I was an emerging young adult in the early part of my high school days at Gordon High School.

From 1776 to 2023: Toward a More Perfect Union

Only a few days ago, we celebrated the birth of the United States of America. If my calculations are accurate (which they are occasionally not) our nation is officially 247 years old.

A Gathering of Gordon High’s Alumni: The Challenge to Keep the Legacy Alive

On Saturday, July 8, 2023, there will be a convening of Gordon High School alumni at Brandi’s Banquet Hall here in Dillon.

Why My Car Took Me To Court

In my column today, I want to veer a little from the ordinary as I consider an issue that we all can perhaps identify with in a metaphorical and satirical fashion.

Intercession, Intervention, and Impact: A Tried Tactic That Thwarts The Enemy

In my column today, I want to consider an idea that came to me after reading an article in The Dillon Herald on June 8, 2023. The article was entitled, “Dillon Manor Apartments Host Empowerment in Action.”

The Challenge Of Being Biracial In A Culture Of Ethnic Division

Before I get into the crux of my subject, I want to make a preliminary assertion that has a bearing on my article today. Both my wife and I are the result of a biracial lineage.

Honoring Mothers Both Deceased and Alive

As I look back in retrospect at the decades that I have contributed and considered issues, ideas, and individuals in my weekly column in The Dillon Herald, arguably, one of my most anticipated and favorite subjects has pertained to mothers and Mother’s Day.

Gone With The Wind

The mega movie, starring Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh, Gone with the Wind, was adopted from a novel by Margaret Mitchell. Most do not know that the novelist gleaned that saying from a poet named Earnest Dowson.

The Miracle and Message on the Roof

Our Annual Fellowship of Interdependent Churches International (F.O.I.C.I.) Leadership Conference convened on March 15, 2023. There were a few delegates who had already arrived from South Africa, Kenya, and India.