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 Splendor Of Rome Vs. The Simplicity Of Home

I am composing (this article that you are reading today) from Rome, Italy.

Part I: My Most Momentous and Memorable Moments

I want to share something today that will require next week’s edition of my column to complete.

The Right To Bear Arms

For quite some time now, I have wrestled with the idea of doing a piece on the 2nd Amendment.

The Lying King

I had about two more hours of sleep time left to complete on this early Saturday morning.

Mama, Morals, And Manners

When the idea for this edition of my column originally came into my mind, I first wanted to name it in honor of my great-grandma who raised my mother (when she was only around twelve years old) after her mother passed away.

The Rejected Remedy To What Ails Humanity

The idea for this article that you are reading today came to me a few nights ago while riding in my car.

For Parents Of Children Returning To School

In just a few days, children in our locale who attend kindergarten — 12th grade will be returning to school.

Will America Ever Truly Achieve E Pluribus Unum?

With all the bickering, contention, and disputing that is going on in our nation, especially from a political, ideological, and racial aspect, one has to wonder whether or not this nation will ultimately live up to the origin of its creed.

People Who Should Have Been…But Never Were

I recently ran into a man at one of my favorite and routine business places, where I patronize almost daily, to get some of their delicious coffee.

‘Tis the Season of Extreme Heat and Humidity

Last year about this time or perhaps a little earlier (right before the summer season officially started), I did an article about the “Dragon of Summer’s Heat and Humidity.”