Josh Shepherd
Josh Shepherd

Josh Shepherd covers culture, faith, and public policy for several media outlets including The Stream. His articles have appeared in Christianity Today, Religion & Politics, Faithfully Magazine, Religion News Service, and Providence Magazine. 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 with their two children.

Family-Centric Fantasy ‘The Wingfeather Saga’ Crowdfunds Record $5 Million, Heads Into Production

Musician and author Andrew Peterson leads DreamWorks alums and Angel Studios to produce ‘The Wingfeather Saga’ as an animated action-adventure TV series.

Jimmy Gonzales Brings Authentic Grit To Inspiring True Story ‘Blue Miracle’

Jimmy Gonzales longed for the family he lacked as a kid. Now, his past fuels his breakout role: a father figure to orphans in a new Netflix biopic.

Will Warner-Discovery Merger Mean More Choices, Or Pricey Bundles?

With David Zaslov leading the new Warner-Discovery entity, it remains to be seen if this merger means pricey cable-style bundles or ‘a la carte’ streaming.

10 Years Of Heroes And Villains: A ‘Once Upon A Time’ Beginner’s Guide

Broken families and fractured fairy tales collide in the hit serialized fantasy-adventure drama, ‘Once Upon A Time.’

‘Street Gang’ Explores The PBS Forerunner In Children’s Edutainment

Documentary film ‘Street Gang’ reveals engaging parents with their kids was what made the classic show’s mix of educational goals and wild creativity work.

Relying On A Rogue Covert Agent, ‘Without Remorse’ Plays It Too Safe

Michael B. Jordan offers a throwback mash-up of “Mission: Impossible,” “24,” and “Jason Bourne,” but adds little to standard spy-action tropes.

‘Mitchells Vs. The Machines’ Can Make You Laugh About Big Tech Tensions

Remixing sci-fi tropes about robot domination, a new flick from the guys behind ‘The Lego Movie’ implores us to prize family relationships over technology.

Are Streaming Services Like Disney Plus And Netflix Really As ‘Family Friendly’ As They Claim To Be?

Consumer watchdogs report that more and more extreme content is making its way into ‘kids’ channels. Technology alone cannot solve the complex problem of monitoring children’s media consumption.

Celebrate Easter With These 5 New Faith-Based Films And Music Albums

‘The Chosen’ returns, depicting further events in the Gospel. Plus, new faith-based projects from singer Carrie Underwood, producer Roma Downey, and more.

7 Under-The-Radar Film And TV Releases Out This Month

An everyman who becomes a Cold War spy; a Christian version of ‘High School Musical’; a new ‘Mighty Ducks’? These seven intriguing titles premiere in March.

‘Minari’ Shares One Family’s American Dream Of Yearning To Belong

Director Lee Isaac Chung and co-star Yuh-Jung Youn discuss ‘Minari,’ a drama that shows the importance of family ties and faith in the American experience.

5 Reasons To Enjoy ‘The Muppet Show’ Now That It’s Finally Streaming

As all five seasons of ‘The Muppet Show’ premiere on Disney Plus, let’s rewind the clips to understand why fans are excited about the classic variety comedy.

7 Life Lessons From Fred Rogers’ Wife Joanne, Who Died Last Week At Age 92

Joanne Rogers had a big personality, yet shunned the spotlight. As one of the many moved by their legacy, here are seven insights into the late Mrs. Rogers.

Here Are The Top 10 Animated Comedies Of The 21st Century (So Far)

More than 30 cartoon features are slated to release in 2021. Here’s a rundown of this generation’s animated comedies that still hold up after many viewings.

5 Remarkable Films You Might Have Missed In 2020

From an inspirational family drama dealing honestly with loss, to an action thriller set in a bombed-out city in northern Iraq, here are five films released in 2020 worth seeking out.

Tom Hanks’s ‘News Of The World’ Takes A Minimalist Approach To The Western

Beautifully shot yet muted as a drama, ‘News of the World’ brings the post-Civil War Southwest to life in the unlikely journey of a lost girl and a jaded veteran who helps her find home.

5 Long-Term Takeaways From Disney’s Big Plans For Future Shows

When Disney announced 52 upcoming films and series, Hollywood press, movie fans, and even Wall Street ate up the hype. Here’s an overview of the big takeaways.

Hulu’s ‘Hardy Boys’ Reboot Is Classic, Wholesome Mystery-Solving

Frank and Joe Hardy are back. But unlike recent ‘Nancy Drew’ and ‘Riverdale’ remakes, the new Hulu series stays (mostly) true to the novels.

Your Comprehensive Guide To Streaming These 25 Christmas Classics

The fire is roaring and hot cocoa is almost ready. Here’s how to navigate all the endless streaming services to see these 25 beloved Christmas classics.

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Author J.D. Vance Responds To Critics Of The Netflix Adaptation

In an interview, J.D. Vance says ‘by necessity’ the Netflix movie adaptation of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ had to reshape his memoir.