Ris­ing wa­ters

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Sut­ton says he knows that not ev­ery­one is with him on this in a day and age of de­clin­ing re­li­gious faith, but he’s “ab­so­lutely cer­tain” he’ll live be­yond his death.

Chris­tians be­lieve this, he says, be­cause Je­sus died, was sealed in a tomb for three days, then rose again.

“Some­times si­t­u­a­tions get hard,” he said. “But it’s cen­tral to the Chris­tian faith that we don’t be­lieve that death is the last word.”

When St. Peter’s par­ish­ioners told him they were de­ter­mined to hold their Sunday ser­vice as planned on May 6, 2012, he

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