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How To Grow Older Without Growing Old – Ep. 3 of What Now?

It is possible to grow older and never grow old. It is also possible to prematurely die before we actually encounter death. How we think, what we are, and what what we do now will inform how we age. This 4-episode series includes teaching from the late Professor Howard Hendricks and interviews with a variety of men and women. In this episode, Michael speaks with Brenda Smith and Dr. Wendell Johnson. Michael concludes the episode by teaching from Genesis 25.

This 4-episode series includes teaching from the WH Griffith Thomas Lecture Series given in 1999 at Dallas Theological Seminary by Professor Howard Hendricks. Special thanks to Jeanne Hendricks for permission to use these lectures.


 Dr. Howard G. HENDRICKS

Dr. Howard G. Hendricks, known simply as “Prof,” directly or indirectly touched millions of lives in the evangelical community and beyond. For more than sixty years Prof served on the faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), where he taught more than ten thousand students. He also ministered in person in more than eighty countries. Through speaking engagements, radio, tapes, films, the sixteen books he authored and coauthored, countless journal and popular-market articles, his service on numerous boards, and his work as a chaplain to the Dallas Cowboys (1976–1984), his reach was and is worldwide. His legacy, in partnership with Jeanne, his wife of more than sixty-six years, includes four children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Read more about Prof’s legacy here.



Brenda A. Smith is President/CEO of the BWF Project, Inc., the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which sponsors the Breakfast With Fred Leadership Institute. She has degrees from Ohio State University, Vanderbilt University, and professional designations (CLU, ChFC) from the American College. Her speaking and writing inspires audiences throughout the country. She is the proud Mom of three married children and the grandmother of 9.  Brenda lives at Holly Lake Ranch, TX where she is a member of Holly Brook Baptist Church.

Learn more about Brenda.

Dr. Wendell Johnston

Dr. Johnson serves as the President of Lone Pine Ministries, a ministry designed to teach new believers biblical truths. Formerly, he served as Academic Dean of Washington Bible College, President of William Tyndale College, Dean of Talbot Seminary, and Executive Vice President of Dallas Theological Seminary. Wendell has been married to his bride, Martha Lamb Johnston for over 60 years and have 4 sons, 7 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.

Michael Easley

About Michael Easley

Michael is husband to one, dad to four, and host of Michael Easley inContext.

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