The National Youth Workers Convention begins here in San Diego tomorrow, instantly tripling the concentration of goatees per capita in town. I kid, I kid! I’m just jealous because my sparse facial hair only makes me look suspicious — not remotely hip, or even ironic.

I am looking forward to hearing from Brenda Salter McNeil and Francis Chan, among others. I’m also eager to hear Marko’s thoughts on the future of youth ministry. I will be among those blogging from NYWC (although I’m not sure I’ll be able to live-blog). My notetaking skills are a bit rusty, so I might just be posting my impressions — but I’ll do my best!