The Armour Institute
After serving in ministry virtually all of my life, I suddenly had a shaking of my foundation 15 years ago. The message was, “the shift that will take place in the body of Christ, must be a transition from error to correction.” I was suddenly confronted with the fact that many of the beliefs I interpreted and understood from what I was taught about the bible all of my life, were spectacularly inaccurate. I began a mission that would challenge “me first”, for the Word of God says, “first, let a man examine himself.” After my own peregrination for enlightenment, I realized my true focus for ministry was, “to educate.” Then, there was The Armour Institute (Ai).
We are a private graduate school and research institution for the academic study of theology. As an axis mundi of theological study for those who truly aspire to an academically challenging post-graduate experience, The Armour Institute (Ai) is the embodiment of its motto: Eruditio et Veritas – Erudition and Truth. As I approach 20 years of leadership in the ecclesia, I want to see future generations grasp the brevity of what is requisite to be a true believer, which is an encyclopedic knowledge of the Word of God.
At Ai, through embracing the Socratic Paradox, “the one thing I know, is that I don’t know everything”, we intend to make a “perpetual pursuit of mastery of the scriptural narrative” requirement for our scholars and faculty. We are assembling some of our diaspora’s greatest minds to prepare our future scholars for effective service to humanity as members of the clergy as well as polymaths in the academy.
Selecting an institution of higher learning to pursue erudition is exceedingly important to the future of any prospective scholar, because intellectual achievement plays prominently in developing how you will serve humanity. However, I assure you, in a vast field of colleges and universities under your consideration, you’ll not find a greater stakeholder in your future. (Ai)
“See you in class…”
Michael V. Johnson, Ph.D.
President | The Armour Institute