Mike Slay

As a mathematician, inventor, and ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, Mike Slay brings an analytical, conversational, and even whimsical approach to the daily study of God's Word.

Peace on Earth, but for whom?

Mary's faith gets her through this tough slog.

Mary isn’t the only one to have a child; Elizabeth is already pregnant. Mary rushes to her side and has a legendary visit. Two of the greatest songs of all time are in this section: the Magnificat and Zechariah’s Song.

Zechariah makes an important point most folks miss.

"And fear came on all their neighbors." Why?

A model prayer for us.

Mary's Snap Decision

October 10, 2017

Must see Elizabeth now.

Mary's question is better than Zechariah's.

Zechariah and Mary both get good news, but Zechariah doubts Gabriel’s word. Zechariah gets a lesson in how to talk to angels.

She gets the best news ever, but it's not, "You'll have an easy life."

Zechariah and Elizabeth are not without sin.

So Gabriel hits him with the perfect comeback line.