Yesterday at Highland we announced that Dr. Jerry Taylor is joining the Highland staff part-time as the associate preaching minister. What a blessing to us! Jerry is one of the very best preachers you'll hear in your lifetime. Folks at Highland heard me tell this yesterday. When I received the good news that Jerry was going to accept the offer, I e-mailed my buddy Rick Atchley to tell him (knowing that Rick feels the same way I do about Jerry and his preaching). He responded immediately that it reminded him of how excited Drew Bledsoe was when he learned that Tom Brady was joining the Patriots. Moral of the story: beware when the back-up is better than the starter! Oh, well, it's a situation I've learned to get used to since coming to Highland. (Other regular fill-ins who are Highland members include Jack Reese, Randy Harris, Mark Love, and Steve Weathers!) Jerry is a much-loved Bible professor at ACU. For the past couple years, he has also been the preaching minister at the great 10th and Treadaway church, but he decided that he didn't have the time to continue in that capacity. We're going to be blessed under his preaching ministry. He'll preach most of the Sundays I'm gone (beginning October 9 during the Zoe conference) and several Wednesday nights.