On Tuesday afternoon, the following was sent to the media by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America:
Angus T. Jones, an actor of the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, became a member of a local Seventh-day Adventist congregation in the San Fernando Valley area in June of 2012. On October 8, Jones was interviewed on a show called Turning Point, produced by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in which he discussed his faith journey. The interview will air on Hope Channel (DirecTV channel 368) this Friday, November 30, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Currently, you can view an online version at http://sda.biggytv.com/watch/Turning_Point:_Angus_T._Jones/specials
“We are happy that Angus has joined the Seventh-day Adventist family and has found a place in which he feels comfortable to worship and grow his faith,” said George Johnson, communication director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. “Recently, Angus made some statements concerning his spiritual journey and expressed his views concerning the television program Two and a Half Men. These comments are of a personal nature, reflecting his views after having undergone changes during his spiritual journey. We welcome him with open arms to the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church family and are excited about his commitment to God through his recent baptism at his church.”
Many inquiries have come to the Church regarding the Forerunner Chronicles interview. We are unable to offer information because Forerunner Chronicles is not a ministry operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its host is not a pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
About the Seventh-day Adventist Church
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Protestant church with approximately 17 million members worldwide in 209 countries, which includes more than 1.1 million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church encourages people to develop their minds through education, their bodies through healthful living, and their spiritual connection to God through personal study of the Bible. The Church also tries to make a positive impact on the human condition through community service and worldwide development disaster relief initiatives.
The church strikes a good tone in drawing attention to the reality that Angus Jones is on a faith journey that has significantly intersected with Adventism. It's important that the media note that the Seventh-day Adventist community is very large and global and is not defined by any one person, worldview, or faith experience.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/4909