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Rethinking Retirement – Ep. 2 of What Now?

Studies show the average person dies within 7 years post retirement, and many die within the first 2. Retirement is a relatively recent social phenomenon. Have you ever stopped to consider if it’s even Biblical? 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 Jeff Dobyns about when and how to financially prepare for retirement and Dr. Burton Sanders about 5 things that help you age well. Michael concludes the episode by teaching from Psalm 40.

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.



Jeff Dobyns has enjoyed extraordinary success providing comprehensive financial planning to retirees, entrepreneurs, entertainers and executives by taking the time to truly know his clients, understand their goals and develop and execute their ongoing, strategic, financial plans.

Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University and has held executive positions with financial planning firms for nearly two decades. After serving as Vice President of Investments of Lykins Financial Group, CPA’s, in his hometown of Westerville, Ohio, Jeff moved to Nashville, Tennessee to found Southwestern Investment Group in 2002. As its President, Jeff has led Southwestern Investment Group to remarkable success, holding the distinction of being Raymond James’ top independent contractor office, and a member of its Chairman’s Council*, for several years running. 

Jeff’s true calling, however, is working directly with clients, helping them plan their financial futures in a manner that aligns with their values and ensures their families will be secure. To help meet these goals, Jeff leads the team of Dobyns Wealth Group and also incorporates the expertise of attorneys, accountants and other professionals to provide exceptional financial, tax and estate planning, and ongoing asset and risk management. Learn more about Jeff.

Dr. Burton Sanders

Burton P. Sanders, MD is a board-certified physician with more than 30 years of experience in family medicine. His medical career has taken him from the emergency room to private practice, as well as on- and off-the field as the team doctor for the Nashville Kats. Dr. Sanders is an avid cyclist and speaks fluent Spanish. He enjoys working out, restoring his 67 Camaro and spending time with his three children and his wife, Sharon, of 32 years. Learn more.

Michael Easley

About Michael Easley

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

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