ABOUT THIS WEBSITE – A Note From This Web Author
My learning of this new website facility, remains, in progress. Should you decide to visit daily or weekly, you will, no doubt, notice a (slow) positive progression of website appearance competency. At least this is my desired goal with this new endeavor!
Please visit this site frequently, as you can then witness how ethics, morals and the Christian Religion can be referenced and utilized to analyze the current news of the culture, and thereby be a positive and lasting influence upon it.
It is this author’s view that politics and government without the strong influence of morals (based upon the Christian historical Faith) is politics and government, gone awry. I am not convinced of the propaganda stereotype that religion should be separated from politics. True religion and its practice is, (in part) man’s best efforts to live in this world, knowing his proper place before Creator, God. With this, in mind, “mixing politics with religion” can be a very good thing. After, all, the traditional Webster summary definition of politics, is, that its practice strives for the common good.
I will always cherish what Pastor Richard Wurmbrand once stated – [Paraphrase]:
“He who says that one should not discuss religion and politics, knows, neither.”
Brief Biography of Nathan M. Bickel
Born in 1950, Nathan M. Bickel’s life has been blessed and spared by the good Lord. He is the third of four sons born to the late Pastor Elmer and Doris Bickel.
Nathan attended 8 years of Christian parochial elementary school; graduated from Bay City Central; Delta Junior College and Western Michigan University with a double major in history and communications.
Employment experience has been varied; including, but not limited to: a self employment professional painting business; armed nuclear plant security; a government program employment specialist; tutoring and sub teaching. At 42, Nathan completed an academic colloquy program at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana; and was ordained into the Lutheran ministry, spending the duration of his parish ministry, serving a rural parish mid Michigan congregation.
In more recent years, Nathan has experienced post polio, drawing him from gainful employment into a lifestyle of hospice volunteering and authoring and operating two Internet websites:
It continues to be Nathan’s prayer, that God would utilize his online published writing for His glory and the present and eternal welfare of human souls.
Nathan is a contented baby boomer; happily married with children and grandchildren. Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel would not care to change one iota of his life’s history as he has experienced the Lord Christ’s daily care, security and direction. And he expects (in faith), that the Triune Lord would continue His blessings, to his life’s end.
Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel may be contacted on Facebook by messaging: Nathan M. Bickel – or just submit a note as if you are submitting a website comment.
Moralmatters.org Website Service Terms [“Terms of Service”]
This site is operated by moralmatters.org. It is intended for your personal entertainment, information, education and communication. By accessing and browsing this site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the Terms of Service. Please feel free to browse this moralmatters.org Site; however, your access and use of the site is subject to the following terms of service and all applicable laws. If you do not agree with all of the following terms of service, please do not use this site.
MoralMatters.org reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these terms and conditions at any time. Changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting. Please review these Terms of Service periodically. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes and/or modifications will constitute your acceptance of these terms of service.
This site contains material that is derived in whole or in part from material supplied by moralmatters.org and other sources, and is protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark and other laws. No material (including but not limited to the content, graphics, text, images, audio and/or video, design, organization, compilation, advertising, and all other matters relating to this website, including without limitation, the “look and feel” of the website) and no software (including but not limited to any images or files incorporated in or generated by the software or data accompanying such software) (individually and collectively the “Materials”) may be copied, reproduced, republished, rearranged, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way or decompiled, reverse engineered or disassembled, except that you may download one copy of the Materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.
Modification of the Materials or use of the Materials for any other purpose is a violation of copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights. The use of any such Materials on any other web site or networked computer environment without our express written consent is prohibited.
POSTINGS AND RESPONSES
This site may include (in the future) bulletin areas where users can post and/or exchange information, ideas, opinions, photographs, images, videos, creative works or any other materials. In order to post any materials on certain, you will be required to register and provide a valid e-mail address. By making a submission, you place yourself in agreement to abide by these terms of service.
We do not control the material delivered to us and have no obligation to monitor such materials. The messages do not necessarily reflect the views of moralmatters.org. In no event shall moralmatters.org assume or have any responsibility or liability for any materials posted, damages or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on this site. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information (including the identity of the persons providing information or materials) as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request. In addition, moralmatters.org reserves the right to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in moralmatters.org sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these terms of service.
By posting messages, uploading files, inputting data, or engaging in any other form of communication through this service, you are granting moralmatters.org a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to:
Use, copy, exploit, sublicense, adapt, transmit, publicly perform or display any such communication,
sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted with respect to the communication. The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.
HYPERLINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by moralmatters.org, its subsidiaries and affiliates of the opinions or views expressed by these linked websites and we do not verify, endorse, or take responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or quality of the content contained in these sites.
Furthermore, moralmatters.org is not responsible for the quality or delivery of the products or services offered, accessed, obtained by or advertised by such sites. As such, neither moralmatters.org nor any of its subsidiaries and affiliates will be responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information contained in these sites. To the extent that these sites collect personal information or postings from the end user, be advised that in no event shall moralmatters.org assume or have any responsibility or liability for the manner in which such information or postings are exploited or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on these sites.
Finally, moralmatters.org will under no circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or special loss or other damage, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract, defamation, infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights, caused by the exhibition, distribution or exploitation of any information or content contained within this site.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, moralmatters.org, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives, and third party providers to the site from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these service terms by you. moralmatters.org reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with moralmatters.org in asserting any available defenses.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY / DISCLAIMER
Your use and browsing of the site is at your risk. If you are dissatisfied with any of the Materials contained in the site, or with any of these terms of service, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue accessing and using the site.
To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, neither moralmatters.org nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering this site is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, this site. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the site is provided to you “as is,” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.
You specifically acknowledge and agree that moralmatters.org is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user.
MoralMatters.org also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses and / or spyware that may affect and / or infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the site or your downloading of any materials from the site.
MoralMatters.org does not warrant or make any representations of any kind or nature with respect to the materials. Therefore, you are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.