ABOUT TWO EDGE TALK

Our name, Two Edge Talk, is derived from the Bible, and principally from the Letter to the Hebrews, Chapter 4, verses 12 and 13.  Verse 12 reads as follows:

“Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.”

The two-edged sword is also referenced in Psalm 149:6, Proverbs 5:4, Sirach 21:3, Revelation 1:16 and Revelation 2:12.

The two-edged sword is the sword of truth, which exposes falsehood.  It is the sword of integrity, which exposes hypocrisy (Romans 2:21-23).   Forged by intense heat, it is the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17).

The key elements of our mission, then, are explaining the Catholic faith with directness and clarity, with minimal use of religious cliches, and being honest about challenges confronting the Catholic Church and what we can learn from persons of goodwill who are not Catholic.


ABOUT CYNDI KANE

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Cyndi Kane, who converted to Catholicism in college, was a lukewarm Catholic until her faith life was jump-started by a pilgrimage to Italy in the Jubilee Year of 2000.  There she witnessed the canonization of St. Katharine Drexel and experienced a miracle of her own through the intercession of St. Padre Pio.  She came home and immediately called the Diocese of Tulsa and asked to volunteer in their marriage prep classes.  There she met Deacon Tim and his wife Connie, and their friendship blossomed into a radio show and podcast.  

 Cyndi and her husband John have four children:  an adult son, a collegiate daughter, and two younger sons whom Cyndi homeschools.  The Kanes live in Pawhuska, where John pursues a ministry of justice in his role as District Court Judge.  In her spare time, Cyndi enjoys cooking, and she occasionally gets to goof around as "Hyacinth" with her friend Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman.

ABOUT DEACON TIM SULLIVAN

Deacon Tim Sullivan currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Deacon Tim Sullivan founded Brother House, an ecumenical ministry for men, in 1989.  In 1999, he co-authored Signposts: How To Be a Catholic Man in the World Today (The Word Among Us Press).  Deacon Sullivan has been active in Cursillo since 1989, serving on the diocesan Secretariat and as Assistant Spiritual Director in both Tulsa and Rochester, New York.  

He was ordained a deacon in the Catholic Diocese of Tulsa in June of 2000.  He was Executive Director of Catholic Charities and Pro-Life Director of the Diocese of Tulsa from 2000 to 2007.  He also served as Family Life Director of the Catholic Diocese of Tulsa from 1994 to 2006. He authored a regular column on family life in the Eastern Oklahoma Catholic newspaper from 1996 to 2006.  Deacon Sullivan served as Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Wayne County (Diocese of Rochester, NY) from 2008 to 2013.  Deacon Tim is currently Chaplain at Jackie Cooper Imports/Nissan in Tulsa.

Deacon Tim received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1970 and a Juris Doctor Degree from Notre Dame in 1973.  He practiced law in Tulsa from 1976 to 1994, when he began his employment with the Catholic Church. 

Deacon Tim Sullivan has been married to his wife, Connie, for 43 years.  They have six children, ages 38 to 25, and 13 grandchildren.