This chapter promotes the teaching of sexuality and religion in higher education through the discipline of religious education, modeling a pedagogy through which students learn to become teachers in their own professional contexts of ministry. Education is understood as a holistic endeavor involving people’s whole being and their entire community. Curriculum is understood to include formal classrooms as well as informal social settings and everyday activities. As a focal point, this chapter discusses sexual ethics in ministry. The use of ministry case studies invites students to consider their own professional formation needs and evaluate the perspectives they bring with them into ministry. Proposed are several pedagogical strategies to move Christian sexual ethics—including clergy sexual ethics—from the null curriculum to a more explicit curriculum of the church and seminary.
[This chapter is a revision of: Lee, Boyung. 2013. “Teaching Sexual Ethics in Faith Communities.” In Professional Sexual Ethics: A Holistic Ministry Approach, edited by Patricia Beattie Jung and Darryl W. Stephens, 125–35. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.]