I'm developing a site with WordPress, but it's going to less blog-like by pointing the home page to a static Page. I intend one of the Pages to function as the gateway to the blog portion of the site (I'm calling this Page "Journal").
So I'd like that Page to display the index of posts like a normal install of WordPress would with index.php. Does that make sense? I've tried saving index.php as a new template file called journal.php and creating a Page called Journal with this template, but that doesn't work.
I've done some searching, but haven't quite found what I'm looking for. (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/128991)