On Navigating this Site

[Reposted for those new to the site]

star.jpgI’ve gotten some emails that suggest some readers are having trouble finding things on this site. I’m not surprised. There’s a lot of stuff here.

Those of you who are highly skilled in web navigation can skip all this, but for the rest of you, here are some tips —

* At the very top of the page there are some tabs you can click on to help you navigate. “Index” gives a list of topics. Click on one and you get to specific posts on that topic. (I’m bad not to update the Index, so it may not include the last few posts.)

* “Books by Jay” provides links to my magnum opuses. I made this very prominent because I think they address very important topics: grace, baptism, the role of women, and divorce and remarriage.

* Because this is a blog, the posts themselves show up in the order I post them, meaning the most recent one is on top. Older posts are below. The 10 most recent posts are shown.

* At the very bottom of the page is a link for “Next Page.” It’s really too small and many people overlook it. Click on it and you get 10 older posts (seems backwards to me, blogs tend to be that way). You can repeat this all the way back! It’s a long way.

* Over on the left is a column of navigational aids. The first is “Top Posts,” which lists the most popular posts over the last 48 hours.

* Below “Top Posts” is “Pages.” This is pretty much the Index but in a different order, listing each series I’ve ever done by series alphabetically, while the Index lumps them by topic and then alphabetically in each topic.

* On the right is “Search” which lets you do a word search on the site. It’s less than ideal, as it won’t search the .pdf files, such as the books and my earliest posts.

* Over on the right is “Comments,” which lists the last 10 comments (not very helpful for navigation, but many comments are quite profound.)

* Below “Comments” is “Categories.” This is far from complete, but you can click on, for example, “Lord’s Supper,” and most the posts dealing with the Lord’s Supper will appear (I’m not to tag my posts, so it won’t be complete).

A better search tool

In Google, you can search whatever you’re looking for in just this site. To search for “justification” enter “justification site:oneinjesus.info” (don’t type the quotation marks). It’ll search all my site and just my site.

Better yet, I love the Google Toolbar available for free at http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/toolbar/FT3/intl/en/index.html. (If you use Firefox, there’s a different one for it.)

One of its cool features is the ability to do a Google search of the site you’re looking at. It places a box on your toolbar at the top of the page. To the right of the box is an icon you can click to search just the site you’re looking at.

I use it all the time to search blogs and other sites. It also block pop ups and has countless other features. It’s very customizable, as well. Very cool. (Oh, how I wish I’d bought Google stock!!)

About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink.
My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.

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