Melissa Barnhart

CP Reporter

Texas Abortion Regs Stand as 5th Circuit Reverses Lower Court's Ruling

Abortion clinics in Texas will have to comply with a new state law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital within 30 miles should a patient need emergency care. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Thursday overruled Federal Judge Lee Yeakel's decision in which he ruled that part of the state's abortion law is unconstitutional. For now, the law stands until it's argued before the Fifth Circuit in the coming months.

Interview: Hannah Luce, Lone Survivor in Plane Crash, Shares Inspirational Story in New Book, 'Fields of Grace'

In riveting detail, Hannah Luce, the daughter of pastor and Teen Mania Ministries co-founder, Ron Luce, describes in her new book, Fields of Grace: Faith, Friendship, and the Day I Nearly Lost Everything, the horrifying experience of being the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed four of her friends and left her with a grueling recovery after sustaining burns to 30 percent of her body.

Interview: Joel Osteen on Power of Prayer, Forgiveness, Trusting in God's Timetable

Joel Osteen, senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, the largest and one of the most diverse churches in the United States, is releasing his newest book, "Break Out! 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life," next week. In his book, Osteen reveals biblical and personal examples of God's miraculous work, and shares how Christians can positively impact their lives by praying boldly, changing their attitudes, and trusting in God's plan and His timetable.

Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Is on Mission to Fulfill Isaiah 58

Members of Pastor Joel and Victoria Osteen's Lakewood Church who have a calling for missions take part in a variety of local opportunities to serve their community, and many were volunteering their time and spiritual gifts on Saturday, wearing T-shirts that read "Serve God, help people, Isaiah 58" at Feed the Children food pantry, the Beacon, a support center for the homeless, and ministering through street evangelism outside a Harris County jail.

Eric Metaxas Hosts 'I Am Second Live' in Dallas; Stars in Movement's 100th Film, Celebrates 20 Million Views

Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author who has written for Veggie Tales and Chuck Colson, is featured in the 100th "I Am Second" film that will launch on Thursday. More than 10 million people have visited the "I Am Second" website since its initial launch five years ago, and in the 100th film featuring Metaxas, the humorous New York author describes how he first began his prayerful relationship with Jesus Christ 25 years ago.