Congratulations to Cascade author, Brian Nixon, for being nominated as a finalist in the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards for his Tilt: Finding Christ in Culture. Nixon’s project was nominated in the religious category. For the full list of finalists, visit here. Wipf and Stock also recently published Nixon’s Beauty (and the Banana) in May 2021.
In Tilt: Finding Christ in Culture, Brian Nixon takes the reader on a voyage of discovery, traveling the currents of God’s presence in culture, summed up in four streams that define a noun: people, places, things, and ideas. In his journey, Nixon touches upon people as diverse as Andy Warhol, Cormac McCarthy, Robert Redford, and Georgia O’Keeffe; places such as Canterbury, England, and Las Vegas, Nevada; things as unique as typewriters, trains, and abstract art; and ideas as fascinating as mathematics and beauty. In these short impressionistic pieces, Nixon, with the curiosity of a journalist, elicits intelligent discussion and poetic articulations, prompting a head tilt from those who join him on a theo-cultural expedition.
Brian Nixon is a writer, artist, musician, educator, minister, and family man. He’s a graduate of California State University, Stanislaus (BA), Trinity Seminary (MA), Veritas Seminary (MA), and is a Fellow at Oxford Graduate School (DPhil). Nixon is a director of education and publishing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a journalist, his writing interests yearn to inspire the Christian imagination, covering three broad areas: truth, beauty, and goodness—often summarized as the transcendentals.