HTH: Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl


Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl, a film by N.D. Wilson, is an amazing resource for both high school and college ministries. In an hour-long cinematic video presentation, Wilson poetically explores a variety of questions, offering thoughts that are deeply theological and thoroughly Biblical. He blends poetry, philosophy, theology, and rhetoric to paint imaginative word pictures – all while speaking in settings that are visually powerful. The film comes across as both conversational and artistic. The DVD is broken up into chapters that are best used one at a time in youth group or small group settings. A discussion guide is also available online for download. Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl will intellectually challenge your high school students. I’ve shown it to hundreds of students and watched their minds be blown by the depth and passion within it.

Here is the publisher’s description:

An Idea Film. A Bookumentary. A cinematic treatment of a worldview. A poet live in concert. A motion picture sermon. VH1 Storytellers meets Planet Earth. In this unusual but fascinating film sequence, best-selling author N.D. Wilson gives an emotional and intellectual tour of life in this world and the final chapter that is death. Everything before and after and in between is a series of miracles–some of which are encouraging, others disturbing and uncomfortable.

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