The Gospel of Christ Crucified

In every author or preacher’s life, there are those, often unnamed influences, who greatly help to form their own message and writings. In my case, someone who has impacted not only my message, but my life, in a truly profound way is John Harrigan. Most of those who visit this site have probably never heard of John. He’s a dear friend, a truly brilliant theologian, and most importantly, a genuinely humble servant, and follower of Jesus. Over the past five years, John has been working on a book that I personally consider to be one of the most important theological works of my lifetime. I do not believe this is an overstatement. I cannot more highly commend his work to you. Now that the book is complete, John is raising funds to get the book published. It would bless me tremendously if many of you reading this would help to make this happen. But even more importantly, I want you to connect with John’s writing and ministry in order to glean from the well of revelation that the Lord has imparted into him, as much as I have these past several years. Click here to help get this watershed work published: The Gospel of Christ Crucified

  • Gary
    Posted at 01:35h, 02 July

    Looks very impressive, Joel. Really hits on a lot of areas that I was sharing with another person this last week who is struggling with depression. Really counters the drift the churches have been going into with regard to prosperity theology.

  • Michael A
    Posted at 01:51h, 02 July


    Although I don’t know you personally, I can’t tell you what an impact you’ve had on me, so I am happy to help anyone you vouch for. I am looking forward to reading the book. Thank you so much for all you do.

    God Bless,

  • Joel
    Posted at 10:44h, 02 July


    Thank you sir. That blesses me tremendously.

    Blessings to you!

  • Joel Varner
    Posted at 23:50h, 02 July

    You can find some of his audio teachings on his website. John has some really great stuff!

  • Greg Maxwell
    Posted at 13:25h, 03 July

    As someone who has had the privilege of getting to know John personally, I can attest to the accuracy of Joel’s words. John and his message has had a big impact on how I approach the Gospel, and the entire Bible has come into greater focus for me. I’ve seen firsthand some of the struggles John has labored through to bring this book to completion and I am honored to have the chance to help with the publishing costs. I read tons of stuff and try to learn something from each author, but John has truly impacted my heart in a way few have.

  • Peter Hartgerink
    Posted at 14:49h, 04 July

    I had the privilege of proof reading John’s manuscript and offering some suggestions on his initial drafts. Although I took issue with him on some points, mostly in the interest of greater balance, I found his work deeply challenging and transformational. It has had a huge impact on my understanding of the gospel. I highly recommend this work.

  • Yeshua's Friend
    Posted at 06:23h, 09 July

    I am not familiar with JH’s teachings, but I see a potential similarity with epic bible teacher Clarence Larkin. I am intrigued.

  • Manderson Olivia
    Posted at 19:45h, 10 July

    Hello Joel !

    I am a swiss christian midwife, half swiss and half australian in fact, so because I speak english, I can follow some programms on Youtube. I have recently found you πŸ™‚ and have become addicted to your messages and interviews ! I totally agree with everything you say, eventhough I had never tried to understand prophecy myself. It’s difficult to understand all the symbols without a profound study, whici I confess I have never done πŸ™ But I have always known that Israel is the keyword and pray for Israel. I’ve been there twice and I feel at home there ! The story of the islamic antichrist seems suddenly logical to me, it’s the end of the story that begun in Genesis, the circle will be closed ! In Switzerland, no one speaks about prophecy, and even the return of the Lord is barely mentionned, as incredible as it sounds. Swiss christians snore !! Life is to easy overhere, no unemployment, excellent social and medical services, people dont need God ! I have a question for you, if you have one minute (I don’t want to take your precious time with your 5 kids who must keep you very busy !) : what do you think will happen in Europe when the antichrist comes ? I’m afraid all the muslims who live here are going to radicalise and cut our throats… What do you think ? We have let so many muslims enter Europe without discerning what Islam really is. Someone said : There are moderate muslims but there is no moderate Islam ! Another question : will your books be translated in french ? I feel the Lord is giving me a new “mission” : warn my brothers and sisters about the times we live in and your books would help a lot (and spare me endless contreversial discussions !). God bless you Joel, see you in the Millenium anyway πŸ˜‰ Olivia

  • Joel
    Posted at 20:41h, 10 July


    “it’s the end of the story that begun in Genesis, the circle will be closed!”

    Exactly. Excellent observation.

    I wish I knew what lie ahead for Europe. But like the US, I simply believe we are to pray and cry out for our nation, while repenting ourselves and setting an example for others. Apart from this, I do believe that Germany has a key role in awakening European Christianity.

    There is a project to translate some of my work into French. Should hear some news within the year.

  • Manderson Olivia
    Posted at 21:36h, 10 July

    Joel ! I was thrilled to read your quick answer, Thank you !
    I just read about your trip to Israel and suddenly the thought came : Why don’t I join the group? Are there special conditions to sign up ? would I be the only european ? I’m a rather funny person (I write humoristic books with biblical messages) and would certainly bring a little entertainment !Thus, I love americans ! My grandma was born in Chattanooga πŸ™‚

  • Joel
    Posted at 21:48h, 10 July

    It would be wonderful if you came!

  • Manderson Olivia
    Posted at 22:01h, 10 July

    PS I also think Germany will have a role to play. Again, it would be the end of the story that begun with the nazis this time. A victory of the Lord over Satan’s worse scenario to exterminate the Jews in 39-45. Redemption of the german people.
    I support a organization called Jews for Jesus, who do a fantastic (and difficult) job.I believe some of their missionnaries are in the US.
    I just called the trip office, the lady said there still is some place.Will pray and see what God tells me…

  • Manderson Olivia
    Posted at 22:08h, 10 July

    Really ??? Okay, so I’ll go and pray right NOW ! πŸ™‚

  • Manderson Olivia
    Posted at 19:49h, 11 July

    Joel, I think I’m coming with you to Israel ! can you just tell me who are the participants ? Is it a church ? And what part of America are they from ?
    God gave me a positive sign, I’m waiting for his confirmation and I will then sign up. Of course, I would meet you in Tel Aviv’s airport.
    I’m so thrilled to meet the guy I’m watching on Youtube everyday from Geneva !
    This morninng, I was listening to you reminding us that we must carry our cross and accept sacrifices. The world’s god today is pleasure. I heard a preacher say : If you live for pleasure, you will be miserable, If you live for God, God will give you pleasure. I love that statment !
    Thank you for briefly answering my questions before I sign up, this unexpected trip is quite an important decision.
    God continue to bless your ministry, Joel ! It’s a huge step forward for so many ! Even in little Switzerland πŸ™‚

  • Joel
    Posted at 20:38h, 11 July

    Hi Olivia,

    There will no doubt b a wide variety of folks from all over. Did you click on the link to read about the event. It is s standard Israel tour, but we will have good times for worship, some messages and baptisms. Its going to be great.

    Bless you!

  • Manderson Olivia
    Posted at 20:57h, 11 July

    Yes, I’ve been on the link and saw Rabbi Cahn in the 2013 tour. Eventhough Ive already seen these places, I know I’ll enjoy revisiting them just as much ! It’s been years now since I dream of going back to America to be americans, you guys are so open and friendly ! You have no idea of what the swiss mentality is… Closed doors and closed face, not funny ! I’ve sent your film Endtimes eyewitness to several friends. The problem is the language. If you get to translate it in french, I’ll be able to send it to my whole church !
    I’ll let you know what my final decision is on Monday.
    Where do you get on the plane, N-Y ?

  • Joel
    Posted at 14:20h, 12 July

    Yes, we board in NYC

  • Manderson Olivia
    Posted at 21:00h, 13 July

    Done ! I’ve signed up for the trip ! Really looking forward to it !
    I’ve watched you talk about Adnan Oktar on the Bakker show and went to look up his name on internet. This guy is really frightening, Jesus touch his heart, if it’s still possible…
    I live just across the street from the Beau-Rivage Hotel in Lausanne where Kerry stayed, a couple of weeks ago, to discuss with the Iranians. Security was everywhere and it was endless. And we all know the (no) result !
    Coral agency told me your daughter is coming along (I asked if there were any teens, eventually I would’ve braught my 15 year old son). How old is she ? I want to bring something swiss for both of you to thank you for all your teachings ! Blessings, & see you all in November !

  • Joel
    Posted at 21:03h, 13 July

    Praise God.

    My daughter is 17. Bring your son. Will probably be a ver nice time with him.

  • Manderson Olivia
    Posted at 15:52h, 15 July

    Hi Joel ! God is in details… My sister works at the Geneva airport so she was able to book me for the flights to Israel. I will arrive 2 hours before you in Tel-Aviv and leave on November 13 at 3’o clock in the morning. I think you take off after midnight, so I will go with you to the airport and wait for my flight after your departure. I prefer this rather than paying a supplementary night in a hotel that I woould leave at 2 in the morning ! SO everything’s fitting into place.
    My son Gabriel doesn’t speak fluent english (my fault !), I will talk to him about the trip when he returns from camp tomorrow !
    Listening to Rabbi Cahn, looks like something terrible is going to happen to America in September… I hope the trip still takes place, because they won’t return us the money !
    What’s your insight about this ?
    Sincerely, Olivia

  • Leland
    Posted at 12:39h, 16 July


    I have recently been put in touch with your work(s). They are, I believe, God sent. I was saved over thirty years ago. I had what one might call a Damascus Road experience. My call to preach a short time later was similar. Near those times I read Hal L’s book (Late Great) and was intrigued. But something just didn’t add up, so I didn’t really follow prophecy much. I considered myself premill but told my people I was pan mill… everything was going to pan out all right in the end. But your works have drawn me back into a desire (from God I might add) to understand what is now happening and will happen in the days, weeks, months and years ahead from God’s perspective. With all that said, I have given to John’s work (based on your trust in him). I found the video quite interesting and am looking forward to purchasing the book. God bless. Leland

  • Joel
    Posted at 02:54h, 17 July

    Hi Manderson,

    I think the trip will happen just fine.

  • Olivia
    Posted at 18:06h, 27 July

    Hello Joel ! I watched The endtime eyewitness along with my pastor. It’s amazing how europeans and americans consider prophecy differently ! The only thing that he really found interesting were the 2 interviews of the islam leaders and their crazy stories about Jesus becoming muslim ! Delirious !
    Tomorrow I’m meeting with my second pastor to have his opinion about the endtimes because the subject was his thesis in Theology !
    Was is your daughter’s height ? I wanted to bring her a swiss T-shirt. You think she would prefer a swiss chocolate product ? Our cocoas are the best in the world ! Ask her ! My son’s not coming, he has school…
    Cordially, Olivia

  • Joel
    Posted at 22:59h, 27 July

    She is 5’6″ and very thin. : )

  • Olivia
    Posted at 15:48h, 14 August

    Hi again Joel ! On my insistance, my pastor finally preached on Jesus’s return last sunday.It was very good, well balanced !
    For us, europeans, there is no such thing as the “rapture” ! There is just the seconnd coming of Jesus, and I totally agree. You cannot establish a theology just on one single verse (thessalonicians). The fact that we will get up in the air, is an image to explain how we will welcome Him. But we will be able to discuss this when we get in Israel…
    I like the way that you are not being to serious πŸ™‚ I have watched on Youtube a few preachers who look more like dictators than christians ! You’re on the right path, Jesus told us to remain humble.
    The story of the Tetrade, the four moons, is a little scarry. Not the fact that there will be 4 four moons, but rather that some preachers almost fall into astrology ! What do you think ?
    I’ll bring a lovely white T-shirt to your daughter, a real swiss one. What’s her name ?

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