With the rise in awareness of ministerial sexual abuse, seminaries and schools of theology must be more intentional in teaching professional sexual ethics across the curriculum. Professors in every theological discipline are increasingly expected to take responsibility for teaching issues of embodiment, healthy boundaries, basic sexuality education, and ministerial ethics. This chapter promotes a comprehensive, holistic, and integrated approach to professional sexual ethics training in order to achieve specific student learning outcomes in theological education. Schools and administrators will need to provide support for this effort.
[This chapter is a revision and expansion of: Stephens, Darryl W., and Patricia Beattie Jung. 2015. “A Comprehensive, Holistic, and Integrated Approach to Professional Sexual Ethics in Theological Education.” Theological Education 50 (1): 53–68.]