KTF Press is a small media company that seeks to center and elevate marginalized voices within the Church to lead people out of a colonized white, American Christianity and into the Kingdom of God. We want to help Christians work together in a respectful, life-affirming way across dividing lines, taking seriously the perspectives of the oppressed because no part of Christ’s body can say to the others “I don’t need you.” 

In 2020, we published an anthology called Keeping the Faith: Reflections on Politics and Christianity in the Era of Trump and Beyond. We charted how so much of the white American church became beholden to the Republican Party and Donald Trump, and how we can move forward faithfully. 

And now, Tamice Spencer-Helms has published her debut book with us! It’s a powerful memoir and theological reflection called Faith Unleavened: The Wilderness between Trayvon Martin and George Floyd, and it’s available here!

Our newsletter is a weekly harvest of essential media around culture, politics, and faith worthy of your time and attention. Paid subscribers get the whole newsletter, while free subscribers get a preview with one of our six weekly recommendations. We also publish commentary from the KTF Team attempting to identify, understand, and exorcize the idolatry within us and the Church that led to and sustains what one of our partners, Jonathan Walton, calls white American folk religion. Subscribe below to get new posts directly in your inbox, or search for us on the Substack app. 

Our podcast, Shake the Dust, features candid interviews and informed discussion with Christians who are wise and knowledgeable. Their words and actions give concrete steps on how to leave the Jesus of Empire and seek the Jesus of Nazareth. On this site, you will find free transcripts of the show. Paid subscribers also have access to bonus episodes!

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Sy Hoekstra 

Sy (he/him) is a partner at KTF Press and a host of the podcast Shake the Dust. He writes on Christianity, politics, and disability. A former lawyer, he worked as a Staff Attorney for a federal court and a public defender in the child welfare system.

Jonathan Walton 

Jonathan is the author of Twelve Lies that Hold America Captive, the Creator of the Emotionally Healthy Activist Course, and a co-host of Shake the Dust. Find him on IG and Threads @ehactivist, or visit https://linktr.ee/ehactivist.