Finding Leo: The Flame

By Leo Bancroft for PQ Monthly

I was in a bar the other day, telling a story about what’s new with my life.  I began by saying, “Well, I’m starting a church…”

My friend made a face.  Yep.  I would make that …

Finding Leo: One Chest Hair Is Enough

By Leo Bancroft, PQ Monthly


I have been on testosterone for 21 months, and still only have one chest hair.  One.  It’s faint, and sometimes I need my glasses on to see it, but it’s there. Sigh. My facial hair status …

Protest and Renewal: Working for Welcome

St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Beaverton, Oregon

Leo Bancroft, PQ Monthly

You are not alone. You are lovable and worthy.  For those of us longing for a community of faith, yearning to be known and loved by God, we need to hear these …

Finding Leo: A Place at the Table

By Leo Bancroft, PQ Monthly


I love autumn leaves and pumpkins, turkey and mashed potatoes, my friends and my family. I really want Thanksgiving to be my favorite holiday. But anticipating that it will not be the ideal holiday I envision, …