Benjamin Forrest, Associate Dean

Dr. Benjamin K. Forrest

Associate Dean of College of General Studies

bkforrest2@liberty.edu

Education

  • Ed.D., Liberty University
  • Ed.S., Liberty University
  • M.R.E., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Northwest Nazarene University

 

Biography

After graduating from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, Dr. Forrest moved to Virginia to attend Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. In May of 2007, he graduated with an MAR in Theology/Apologetics followed by an M.R.E. in December of 2007. Upon graduation and sensing the Lord’s calling to further education, he started the Ed.D. at Liberty University. He graduated with the Ed.S. in 2010 and the Ed.D. in 2013. His dissertation research focused on the spiritually formative experiences of seminary spouses. His research interests include spiritual formation, family ministry, and historical examples of leadership.

Dr. Forrest married his wife, Lerisa, in 2009, and they have three wonderful children, Reagan, Hudson, and Graham. They enjoy spending time with each other at home and watching Boise State Football.

Academic Presentations:

  • Baggett, Marybeth and Benjamin K. Forrest. “Creative Writing as Metacognitive Practice in Ministry Preparation: Imagination and Reflection for Transformation.” Paper presented at the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, October 1-3, 2015.
  • Dixon, Robert J. and Benjamin K. Forrest. “Discipleship from a Distance: Paul’s Mentoring of Timothy.” Paper presented at the Eastern Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA., March 2013.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. and Fred Milacci. (October 2013). Exploring the spiritually formative experiences of female seminary spouses. Conference paper presented at the North American Professors of Christian Education, Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. “Modeling Spiritual Formation in Distance Education.”  Paper presented at the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, August 2012.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. “Spiritual Formation from a Distance: Paul’s Formation of the Romans.” Presentation for the Center for Teaching Excellence, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, April 2014.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. “Taking Theology Home: The Spiritual Formation Experiences of Seminary Spouses.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society, November 2015.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. “’Unite the Pair So Long Disjoined’: Theological Instruction and Qualitative Research.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, November 2015.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. “’Speak for Yourself: Hearing the Spiritually Formative Experiences of Seminary Spouses.” Paper presented at the University of Oxford Education Research Symposium, March 2016.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. “’Speak for Yourself: Hearing the Spiritually Formative Experiences of Seminary Spouses.” Paper presented at the University of Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies, March 2016.
  • Zabloski, Jim, Fred Milacci, and Benjamin K. Forrest. “Show, Don’t Tell: Why Visual Images Work!” Presentation at the Institute for Student Success, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, August 2015 & February 2016
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. and Marybeth Baggett. “Creative Writing in Ministry Preparation: Narrativizing Theological Reflection” Presentation at the Society of Professors of Christian Education, Orlando, FL, October 2016.
  • Dixon, Robert J. and Benjamin K. Forrest. “Paul, Timothy, and Technology: A Pauline Discourse on Pastoral and Parental Discipleship” Presentation at the Evangelical Theological Society, San Antonio, TX, November 2016.

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters:

  • Forrest, Benjamin. K. and Mark Lamport. “Modeling Spiritual Formation from a Distance: Paul’s Formation Transactions with the Roman Christians.” Christian Education Journal 10, no. 1 (2013): 110–124.
  • Forrest, Benjamin. K., Fred A. Milacci, and James L. Zabloski. “Taking Theology Home: The Spiritually Formative Experiences of Seminary Spouses” Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care (April 2017).
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. and Mark Lamport. “Nurturing Spiritual Formation in Online Education” [working title] in Nurturing Faith: A Practical Theology for the Educational Mission of the Global Church edited by Mark Lamport and Fred P. Edie. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2018.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K., Joshua D. Chatraw and James K. Dew, eds. A Legacy of Apologists: Historical and Theological Introductions, Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, [Forthcoming].


Books:

  • Towns, Elmer J. and Benjamin K. Forrest, eds. A Legacy of Religious Educators: Historical and Theological Introductions.  Lynchburg, VA: Liberty University Press, 2016. Foreword by R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
  • Holland, Richard A. and Benjamin K. Forrest. Good Arguments: Making Your Case in Writing and Public Speaking.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2017.  
  • Zacharias, H. Daniel and Benjamin K. Forrest. Surviving and Thriving in Seminary: An Academic and Spiritual Handbook. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2017.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. and Chet Roden, eds.,  Biblical Leadership: Theology for the Everyday Leader. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2017.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K., Kevin L. King and Dwayne Milioni, eds. A Legacy of Preachers: Historical and Theological Introductions, vol. 1. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, [October 2018]. Foreword by Timothy George.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K., Kevin L. King and William J. Curtis, eds. A Legacy of Preachers: Historical and Theological Introductions, vol. 2. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, [October 2018]. Foreword by Martin Marty.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K., Mark A. Lamport, and Vernon Whaley. A Legacy of Hymnists: Historical and Theological Introductions, vol. 1. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, [TBD, 2019].
  • Forrest, Benjamin K., Mark A. Lamport, and Vernon Whaley. A Legacy of Hymnists: Historical and Theological Introductions, vol. 2. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, [TBD, 2019].
  • Forrest, Benjamin K., Mark A. Lamport, and Vernon Whaley. A Legacy of Hymnists: Historical and Theological Introductions, vol. 3. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, [TBD, 2019].
  • King, Kevin L., Edward E. Hindson, and Benjamin K. Forrest, eds. A Legacy of the Reformation. Nashville, TN: B&H. Foreword by Robert Kolb [Forthcoming]. 
  • Forrest, Benjamin K., Walter C. Kaiser, and John R. Markley. A Biblical Theology of Worship: Exegesis for Everyday Worshippers. [Forthcoming]