Remembering 2008 — Links and Stuff

Maybe know one cares about this stuff, other than me, but I’m a numbers guy. I just like pouring over the data WordPress generates about my blog.

In less than 2 years of blogging, I’ve posted 902 posts. These have received 3,139 comments. That’s a lot of comments. Thanks!

According to urlfan, this blog is ranked #414,292 out of 3,783,534 websites in terms of traffic count. It’s not eBay, but that’s better than I ever even hoped for.

If a reader gets to the site from another website, I can tell where they came from, although I can’t tell who it is. The most effective sites at referring traffic over here are by far —

keithbrenton.blogspot.com 175  
markaelrod.net 170  
rouses.net/blog 158  
johnmarkhicks.wordpress.com 99  
http://johndobbs.com
95  
douglasjacoby.com/view_article.php?ID… 93  

Many thanks to Keith, Mark, Alan, John Mark, John, and Douglas. Readers — please visit their sites! 

In the world of Google, how high your site is ranked is based on how many people link to you. And so, I’m linking back to their sites to help the world find them, too. These are all great sites and well worth adding to your RSS feed aggregator.

While I’m at it, here’s a list of other sites that have linked to this blog — returning the favor and hopefully upping their Google rank. After all, any site with the good taste to link here is a site that ought to be read!

Of course, not all the links were favorable — but to Google, a link is a link. Besides, my critics have the most to teach me, so they’re linked here, too.

Answering the Church of Christ

Jay Guin’s blog – lots of great material for folks in churches of Christ who love the Gospel of grace!  Run over there and read, read, read.

Political Church

For the past few days, I have been reading with great pleasure the postings by Jay Quinn. He writes about a variety of topics on his blog. He is author whose book I am trying to acquire to read. He is also available to give presentations. He is a new voice in the blogosphere. He is not afraid of tackling various contemporary issues and using the Bible to refute and accept some viewpoints.

John Wright’s Weblog

Very well-written blog on issues facing the church (specifically the Church of Christ) today.

Odgie’s Religion and such

I know that I am making a habit of pimping blogs and sites lately, but I have to recommend a blog by Jay Guin.  An elder at the Tuscaloosa Church of Christ (Roll Tide!), Guin is addressing touchy topics with style, keen Biblical knowledge, and consistent compassion. He is currently addressing the need for church of Christ schools to reorder their priorities. Among other things, he suggests dropping athletic scholarships and funneling that money into scholarships for Bible majors…hello!  Wonder how that will play amongst the brethren?

Ludwig Berndt lists OneInJesus as a favorite in Technorati.

My posts under Letter to a Gay Man in the Churches of Christ are linked at the Yorba Linda church of Christ under “Help for homosexuals”

Tim Archer is kind enough to mention the blog once in a while in his Kitchen of Half-Baked Thoughts.

Mitchell Skelton lists OneInJesus as a favorite in Technorati as well as on his website The Mind of Mitchell.

Matthew Morine has mentioned me a couple of times at Musings on Spiritual Matters. (I mention Matthew despite the fact he often blogs in favor of the University of Tennessee Volunteers).

I’ve not quite figured out what to make of this post at the North Boulevard Church of Christ website.

I have to thank the Christian Chronicle for including the link to the blog in one of their stories.

Keith Brenton lists OneInJesus as a “blog to behold” at his Blog in My Own Eye. Brian (can’t find his last name on the site :oops:) has me in his blog roll at Blog Prophet.

And (do you believe it?) David Graves will be teaching a class on my The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace at the Union Valley Church of Christ. He’s actually put the full text on the church website for the students to download. Not bad for a 1994 publication.

Alan Rouse often links to the site at his Christian Unity blog.

In the Be a Berean Blog, the anonymous bloggers describes how he was first persuaded that he’s saved by a .pdf of The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace.

The blog is mentioned in a book by Bob G. ShupeThe Little Brown Church in the Vale … When Did the Lights Go Out?

Jon and Sara Shelton list the blog as a favorite in their blog.

OneInJesus is listed in the blogroll at John Dobbs’ website Out Here Hope Remains. And at Dell Kimberly’s website Who Told You That. And at Larry Mouser’s site An Occasional Opinion. And at Royce Ogle’s Grace Digest. Katherine Gould’s The Great Adventure. And, interestingly, the blog of the Palestine Prison Ministry (the Palestine in East Texas).

Al Maxey (of whom I’m very jealous) was kind enough to provide a link when the site was very new.

Of course, I’m particularly thrilled to be listed as a blog that John Mark Hicks reads.

A post about small groups was mentioned in Larry Baxter’s Step Up to the Call. And a post on Flavil Yeakley’s “Good News and Bad News” was mentioned in Questio Verum by Frank McCown.

And OneInJesus made the list of “Best Jesus-infused Sites You Never Knew About” at ZoeCarnate (the Earth’s Mightiest Alternative Christian Link Portal)

Of course, at every opportunity, I quote Nick Gill’s Fumbling Toward Eternity blog that describes OneInJesus as “Jay Guin’s explosively dynamic blog.” Cool, huh?

OneInJesus is listed in John Telgren‘s blogroll. And the anonymous Churches of Christ blog. And Jeff Borcherding’s blog “Planned Spontaneity.”

Semper Reformanda lists me as a “problematic teacher” as part of a list of very impressive people. I’m flattered.

And got a favorable mention in Matt Dabbs’ blog. And David P. Himes sometimes links over at Giving Yourself to Others.

And my posts are regularly quoted at stimple.net, which is a site I’ve not yet figured out. 

The Emergent Church of Christ website links to me occasionally. I’ll bet you didn’t even know that there’s an emergent Church of Christ. It’s almost a contradiction in terms. Interesting stuff.

The eChurch forums list one of my articles, but perhaps in a non-complimentary way. I’m not sure.

May Google rank all of my readers — favorable and otherwise — higher in their great master index. And thanks for reading!

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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11 Responses to Remembering 2008 — Links and Stuff

  1. J D says:

    Thanks, Jay. Please note that my blog has moved to http://johndobbs.com . It was correct in one reference, but not the other. Not your fault…it is a recent move. Appreciate you!

  2. Jay Guin says:

    J.D. — repair has been made

  3. Tim Archer says:

    Thanks Jay. You *did* get the new address of my blog, which was changed only last week. I'm impressed.

    Hope you have a blessed 2009.

  4. mattdabbs says:

    Thanks for giving favorable mention to my favorable mention. I also recently linked to your reviews of Blue Parakeet. It was something I had wanted to do but you put so much time into it I figured I didn't have time to do any better. Great job with that series. I really wish I had time to comment more on them.

  5. Alan says:

    Hi Jay,

    I still maintain that you produce some of the best and most thought-provoking material for church leaders on the entire web. Keep up the great work!

  6. Joe Baggett says:

    Me too Jay. Your Blog is my favorite. I can usually say what I really think and feel here without fear of castigation.

  7. Katherine says:

    Man, you are in my blogroll, too-and not even a shout out! 😉

    Love your stuff-keep posting and challenging!! Blessings to you in 2009~

  8. Jay Guin says:

    Oops. 😳 There I am right between Grace Digest and John Dobbs. I'll remedy the oversight immediately.

  9. Katherine says:

    Thanks!! 🙂 Carry on…

  10. Royce says:

    Thanks for the mention. I enjoy your blog and read it often.

    Royce

  11. Jay,

    Thanks for the promo! Love your stuff as do many of the members of my congregation. On of our elders reads your blog faithfully. Keep up the great work and service for our Lord!

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