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.

My Trip To Ghana

By the time you read this column, I would have arrived back to my home in Dillon, South Carolina, U.S.A. I arrived in Accra, Ghana on July 26, 2022 at 2:25 p.m. (their time) that is exactly four hours ahead of our time.

Disagreeing With People and Loving Them in Spite ‘Of’

There was perhaps never a time in the history of our country and culture when there were so many dissenting opinions and views on so many issues of life.

Don’t Let The Perfect Be The Enemy Of Good

I have chosen a saying coined by the French philosopher Voltaire of the late 1600s as the heading and emphasis of my column today.

The Right To Bear Arms: The Pros And The Cons

One of the most heated and contested issues in the nation today is the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and its various interpretations.

Learning To Tame The Tongue In An Age Of Verbal Toxicity

In my almost 50 years of being in the ministry, I have talked and given many lessons and sermons on the tongue.

A Call To Action

Ever since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, hostility, aggression, and war have been an integral part of the human race.

The Pendulum Swings: Deadbeat Dads vs. Duty-Bound Dads

In the past, I have done a few of the “pendulum swings” articles where I considered and contrasted two almost polar opposite issues or individuals.

Learning To Live In Harmony With People Whose Beliefs And Views Clash With Yours

The previous question was asked by Rodney King when he was illegally beaten by police officers in March 1991. The beating was viewed on television network news throughout America and consequently was the catalyst to the rioting, looting, and burnings in Los Angeles following the incident.

Times Of Shedding Tears That Are Common To Man

I am convinced that the subject we are going to consider in my column today is one that practically everyone can identify with.

Pro Choice versus Pro Life: The Pendulum Swings

With the issue of Roe versus Wade and the preliminary decision of the United States Supreme Court voting five to three to overturn it being illegally leaked to the public, it has been the hottest domestic issue that has dominated the news.