Melissa Barnhart

CP Reporter

NIH Spends Tax Dollars to Study Circumcisions of Gay Men in Colombia, Transgenders in India

The federal government is giving millions of taxpayers' dollars to universities and colleges throughout the United States to study the stigma of transgender communities in India, the perception of circumcision among gay men in Colombia, alcohol-related sex behaviors and risks in African countries, and a text messaging intervention program for people living with tuberculosis in Argentina, among others.

Iconographer's 6-Year Project Lights Up New York Serbian Orthodox Church

The Rev. Rastko Trbuhovich, the parish priest at St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church in Lackawanna, N.Y., said he's proud to welcome visitors who are flocking to his church to view the completed work of Father Theodore Jurewicz, an American painter and iconographer who last month completed a six-year project of painting sacred Christian images inside the church.

Jury to Begin Deliberations in Gosnell 'House of Horrors' Murder Trial

Abortionist Kermit Gosnell, 72, could receive the death penalty or life in prison if jurors find him guilty of any one of the four counts of first-degree murder for killing four babies born alive in his West Philadelphia abortion clinic. He also faces charges for one count of third-degree murder in the death of patient Karnamaya Mongar who died at his clinic in 2009. The jury is expected to begin deliberations on Tuesday.

Interview: Joel Osteen on Life, Tragedy and Why He Shuns 'Prosperity Gospel' Label

Joel Osteen, senior pastor of the 40,000-member Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, spoke with The Christian Post on Friday at Marlins Park baseball stadium in Miami, Fla. – one day before his scheduled America's Night of Hope event – to talk about his life in ministry, how to respond when bad things happen to good people, and why he doesn't like being grouped in with televangelists who preach the prosperity gospel.

Joel Osteen at Night of Hope Miami: Relinquish Control to God

Joel Osteen preached a message of hope and encouragement to the sold-out crowd of 37,000 who packed Miami's Marlins Park Saturday night to experience the fifth annual "America's Night of Hope" event that the megachurch pastor hosts to cast a wide net and introduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ to new believers.