Josh Shepherd
Josh Shepherd
Josh Shepherd covers culture, faith, and public policy for several media outlets including The Stream. His articles have appeared in The Daily Signal, The Christian Post, Boundless, Providence Magazine, and Christian Headlines. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he previously worked on staff at The Heritage Foundation and Focus on the Family. Josh and his wife live in the Washington, D.C. area.
‘Amazing Grace’ Musical Tells A True Story Of A Slave-Trader’s Redemption

Ambitious in its production scale and subject matter, ‘Amazing Grace: The Broadway Musical’ plays this summer at an unlikely venue in the nation’s capital.

When A KKK Leader And Civil Rights Activist Get Together, This Is What Happens

In 1971, a community crisis in Durham, North Carolina forced a spirited black activist and a KKK leader together. A biopic of their story, ‘The Best of Enemies,’ illuminates a way forward today.

‘Breakthrough’ Recounts Missouri Boy’s Inexplicable Recovery From Drowning

Although doctors could not revive the teen, he regained a pulse after his mother prayed. Now a movie version of their story from producer DeVon Franklin will open in theaters this Easter.

‘Social Animals’ Shows How Instagram Is Changing Families’ Social Lives

The upcoming Netflix documentary ‘Social Animals’ spotlights positive and negative aspects of today’s fast-paced, image-driven social media environment.

From ‘Rocketman’ to ‘Tolkien,’ 12 True-Life Films To See This Year

For moviegoers looking to see something beyond superhero films and animated flicks, a variety of 2019 biopics will spotlight notable heroes and stories.

How ‘Mary Poppins’ Forever Changed My Family And The World

Many consider ‘Mary Poppins’ just a film from a bygone era. Yet because it made Disney World a reality, the movie changed countless lives, including mine.

Planned Parenthood Director Who Flipped Pro-Life After Seeing An Abortion Gets Her Own Film

Abby Johnson has faced fierce criticism since leaving the abortion industry. She expects more to come in 2019, as her story hits theaters.

‘Instant Family’ Shines A Spotlight On Everyday Foster Care Heroes

It’s rare that a Hollywood comedy brings on subject matter consultants to get details right— and then still manages to be funny.

‘Unbroken’ Sequel Explores How Louis Zamperini Came Back From Hell

Veteran and Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini seeks to overcome loss, guilt, and dark visions of his past in the sequel to ‘Unbroken.’

True Crime Drama ‘Gosnell’ Beats Lawfare, Coverups To Hit Theatres Backed By $2 Million In Crowdfunding

This fall, ‘Superman’ actor Dean Cain portrays the Philadelphia investigator who brought serial killer Dr. Kermit Gosnell to justice.

New Mister Rogers Documentary Is Full Of Surprises About An American Icon

Known for his conservative values, children’s TV host Fred Rogers is being wildly applauded from surprising corners thanks to a new documentary.

The Bicentennial Of His Birth Is The Perfect Time To Get Better Acquainted With American Hero Frederick Douglass

Douglass called out the horrors of slavery by affirming founding principles. Now leading voices in government and culture illuminate why his ideas matter today.

American Heroes Discuss Real-Life And Acting Roles In Clint Eastwood’s ‘The 15:17 To Paris’

In 2015, three friends on a train speeding through France saved hundreds of lives by averting a terrorist attack. Now they star in Clint Eastwood’s film of their story.

12 True-To-Life Films From 2017 Worth Seeing Regardless Of Oscar Nods

The year’s notable variety of quality biopics is a trend few people noticed. These twelve are worth a second look.

How This Rock Star And His Televangelist Wife Influence The White House

Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain met controversial pastor Paula White by chance. Now the rock star applauds his wife’s role as chaplain to President Trump.

What’s Inside DC’s New $800 Million, Theme-Park-Influenced Museum Of The Bible

Even skeptics are wowed by the high-tech museum. Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Kennicott called Museum of the Bible ‘stocked with historic treasures.’

Why Millions Of Families Have Spent 30 Years With ‘Adventures In Odyssey’

‘Adventures in Odyssey,’ a faith-based audio drama with now 850 episodes, has influenced millions in America’s heartland—including Mike Pence and his family.

Why Theologian John Piper Is Defending Rap Artist Lecrae’s Forays Into Race Relations

Few of the rapper’s longtime Christian fans grasp why he now addresses race issues via social media and his songs.

Former Disney Exec: Hollywood Is Hurting Because It Makes Movies For ‘Lowest Common Denominator’ 

Two longtime Hollywood producers say the lack of family fare is a major factor behind Hollywood’s slump—and they’re doing something about it.

They Serve Gay Clients All The Time. So Why Won’t They Cater A Same-Sex Wedding?

A florist and baker at the heart of major legal cases explained why they won’t use their creative talents and services to affirm same-sex marriage.