Hey I’m Brad Toews (pronounced tayvz), and this is B-RAD. A space on the big ol’ internet where I explore the awe, wonder, and curiosity of being human.
My B-RAD work started with my podcast B-RAD with Brad Toews, which can be found wherever you listen to podcasts or here on my website.
After producing 50 episodes I’m taking a break from that project and exploring other ways of communicating and connecting with people around the ideas that grab my head and my heart.
What can you expect here?
I write about being human, my personal experiences as a partner, father, son and friend. I write about meditation, music, and metaphor. I like to talk about health and overall well-being, but mostly I post about the spiritual journey of my Christian faith. Or more accurately, leaving the path of my former Christian tradition.
The funny thing I discovered in doing so is that “leaving the path is the tradition”. Go figure.
For many years I carried the sense that something was wrong with me. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t fit all the pieces together. My faith tradition promised acceptance from the Divine but I often felt a sense of separation.
He’s over there and I’m over here.
Since leaving the path and falling deeper into my faith I’ve discovered that separation is just an illusion. There’s nothing wrong with me and there’s nothing wrong with you. We’ve simply forgotten who it is that we are.
It’s time for us to wake up to this Divine reality, having eyes to see what has been true the whole time.
I invite you to step off the familiar path, where together we can be radical in our becoming.