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

Silence Is Not Always Golden

Just when I was preparing to get started on writing about a particular issue for my column today, my intention of writing about the matter was preempted by the urgency of an escalating evil that is transpiring in Dillon, especially in Newtown.

There’s No Fool Like An Old Fool

In my column today, I want to consider an issue that is seldom contemplated or discussed by most.

Color Blind: A Short Story

As I have already established a few weeks past, I will occasionally present to you an original short story that will address and tackle some of the major issues of life that perhaps all of us, in some way, have to contend with.

Remembering The Source Of Our Greatness

Since this is the season when we celebrate the Declaration of Independence and our victory over the British Empire (that was the most powerful country in the world at that time), I deem it very appropriate and timely to dedicate my column today in an attempt to consider an issue that is very relevant to our Fourth of July observance.

Good Fathers

With Father’s Day being just a few days away, I want to dedicate my column today to an attempt to honor fathers, especially those fathers and grandfathers who have exemplified outstanding commitment to their duties and responsibilities as primary parents and guardians.

Newtown: A Microcosm of Our Culture

As I grappled with the idea of writing this article and especially what the name of it should be, I finally settled for the heading atop.

Will Our Democracy Survive?

As an American citizen, student of history, and observer of current events (especially from a political and socio-economic perspective), I am very much concerned (not alarmed) by the present political state of our union.

Sights And Sounds That Inspire Me

A few years ago, someone who worked with my wife (when she was employed as the principal at South Elementary School), who was a frequent reader of my column, asked her this question: “Where does your husband get the ideas to write so many articles?”

Mothers Of Children With Special Needs

There is a special category of women who is worthy of double honor because they are the mothers and primary caregivers of children with special needs.

The Most Essential Event In History

I undoubtedly possess a greater desire to write the information contained in my column today than I have perhaps felt about any other topic that I have ever presented.