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

Learning From The Past Without Living In The Past

Talking about the past is a subject that in one way or another involves everyone regardless of their status in life.

OPINION: What Can We Do To Curtail The Violence And Murders In Dillon County?

I know that I have addressed the issue of black-on-black violence and murder in Dillon County, however, due to the seemingly escalating cases in our locale, being primarily perpetrated by young African American men, I am compelled to address and comment on the matter again.

The Joy Of Giving And Serving Others

​The inspiration for this article in my column today came not long after I went to an elderly woman’s home to pick up her garbage bags and take them to the county drop-off site in New Town.

The Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.) at Gordon High School

I am going to use my column today to share with you some of the landmark and historical events and facts about Gordon High School.

Is the Salt Losing Its Savor?

In my column today, I want to address an issue and question that pertains to both Christians and the Church in our culture.

Gems We Glean From Our Parents

With my father being deceased for nearly 22 years and my mother (who is almost 95 years of age), I wanted to present to you some gems that I gleaned from both of them.

Words Of Wisdom That Will Help You To Succeed In Any Area

In this final article that I will present to you in my column during January of 2022, I feel led to share some prudent words that will help you immensely going forward in the rest of this year.

Can Our Democracy Survive The Detriments That Divide?

There is something that is transpiring in our nation that should alarm and awaken all of us who love our country and Democracy.

A True American Hero: Coach Harold Wilson

Regrettably, we are living in a time when it is hard to find people who are truly worthy to be classified as a hero or heroine.

From The Red Zone To The Goal Line

Now that we have officially entered into the year of 2022, I believe that it is necessary that we learn how to score and be successful in this new year with all of its challenges and problems confronting us.