Leaving Colonized Faith for the Kingdom of God

KTF Press centers and elevates marginalized voices in the Church through a podcast, a weekly newsletter, articles, and books. We help Christians communicate across our lines of difference with both kindness and an uncompromising dedication to resisting all types of oppression in the Church.

Our podcast, Shake the Dust, features personal and prophetic discussions on culture, politics, and faith disentangling Jesus’ kingdom from the idols of Western Christianity. There are transcripts of every show, released the same day as the episode. Paid subscribers get bonus episodes with transcripts as well.

Our weekly newsletter curates essential media around culture, politics, and faith to help you grow in discipleship and political education. Paid subscribers get the whole newsletter, while free subscribers get a preview. We also publish commentary and personal essays identifying, explaining, and helping us exorcize the idolatry that sustains colonized faith. Subscribe below to get new posts directly in your inbox or the Substack app.

Join our weekly newsletter.

If money is the only obstacle to subscribing, write to us at info@ktfpress.com, and we’ll give you a discounted or free subscription, no questions asked.

Our anthology, Keeping the Faith: Reflections on Politics and Christianity in the Era of Trump and Beyond, and Faith Unleavened: The Wilderness between Trayvon Martin and George Floyd written by Tamice Spencer-HelmsOur anthology, Keeping the Faith: Reflections on Politics and Christianity in the Era of Trump and Beyond, and Faith Unleavened: The Wilderness between Trayvon Martin and George Floyd written by Tamice Spencer-Helms
Our anthology, Keeping the Faith: Reflections on Politics and Christianity in the Era of Trump and Beyond, and Faith Unleavened: The Wilderness between Trayvon Martin and George Floyd written by Tamice Spencer-Helms

In 2020, we published an anthology, Keeping the Faith: Reflections on Politics and Christianity in the Era of Trump and Beyond. Thirty-six writers, pastors, activists, and scholars charted how so much of the white American church became beholden to Donald Trump’s Republican Party, and how we can move forward faithfully.

In 2023, we published the debut book of writer, speaker, and nonprofit founder Tamice Spencer-Helms. It’s a powerful memoir and theological reflection called Faith Unleavened: The Wilderness between Trayvon Martin and George Floyd. With brilliant prose and gripping storytelling, Tamice takes us on the painful but liberating journey of extracting the leaven of whiteness from spirituality, and rediscovering the parts of ourselves that a colonized Christianity seeks to suppress.

For press inquiries or any other questions, write to info@ktfpress.com.

Subscribe to KTF Press

Leaving colonized faith for the Kingdom of God

People

KTF Press 

Christian media centering and elevating marginalized voices -- podcasts, books, articles, and newsletters

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.