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Derek P. Gilbert hosts A View From the Bunker. He also hosts SkyWatchTV, a Christian television program that airs on several national networks, and co-hosts SciFriday, a weekly television program that looks at science news with his wife, author and analyst Sharon K. Gilbert.

He formerly hosted The Drive, the #1 rated afternoon talk radio program in mid-Missouri, and launched P.I.D. Radio with Sharon in early 2005, making it one of the first podcasts on the Internet.

He’s a Christian, a husband and father, and an author. He’s in his early 50s, prefers glasses to contacts, and sings barbershop, an a capella style of distinctly American music. He most recently hit the high notes for RingTime, a barbershop quartet from Coles County, Illinois.

In the years since earning his degree in Economics, Derek has worked as a Top 40 radio disc jockey (he was once world famous in Peoria), a real estate salesman, the manager of a tuxedo shop, and a salesman of steel found in machines, buildings, power plants, and oil rigs all over the world.

Derek has written two novels, Iron Dragons and The God Conspiracy. You can find out more about them at Derek’s personal website. He’s also a contributing author to the non-fiction books When Once We Were a Nation, Blood on the Altar, I Predict: What 12 Global Experts Believe You Will See by 2025, and God’s Ghostbusters.

Born in Chicago, just a long home run from Wrigley Field, Derek’s radio career took him from Peoria and Chicago in the Midwest, to Philadelphia out east, and then south to Little Rock before finally bringing him back to the Midwest.

Derek’s interests include reading, Christian apologetics, rooting for the Cubs, unraveling conspiracy theories, and scratching the chief of Homeyard Security, Sam T. Dachshund.

Derek has always been fascinated by the way things work and how things got to be the way they are. It was his study of evidence for the authenticity of the New Testament documents that awakened him to the battle raging around us.

It is this battle that inspires him.

Email Derek at derek@peeringintodarkness.com.



VFTB 365: Brian Godawa – Rise of the Beast

VFTB 365: Brian Godawa – Rise of the Beast

Fringe Radio Network March 21, 2017 0

MANY OF us take a futurist view of end times prophecy as a given (including your host), but it ain't necessarily so. Award-winning screenwriter Brian Godawa joins us to discuss his new novel, Tyrant: Rise

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VFTB 364: Gary Wayne – The Genesis 6 Conspiracy

VFTB 364: Gary Wayne – The Genesis 6 Conspiracy

Fringe Radio Network March 13, 2017 0

THE NEPHILIM were on the earth in those days, and also afterward. In fact, the spiritual descendants of the Nephilim are still at work in the world today. Gary Wayne, author of The Genesis 6

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VFTB 363: John Ragan – The Financial State of the Union

VFTB 363: John Ragan – The Financial State of the Union

Fringe Radio Network March 5, 2017 0

STOCKS HAVE been on the rise since the election of Donald Trump. But the Dow doesn't have any connection to reality. John Ragan, one of the featured speakers at the upcoming Hear the Watchman conference

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VFTB 362: Preston & Kelly Condra – Witnessing Without Fear

VFTB 362: Preston & Kelly Condra – Witnessing Without Fear

Fringe Radio Network March 5, 2017 0

MOST CHRISTIANS don't know why they believe what they believe. This is a documented fact. And it makes it difficult to share the gospel. Preston and Kelly Condra, co-authors of the new book By Which

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VFTB 361: Dr. Aaron Judkins & Bruce Hall – Finding Qumran Cave #12

VFTB 361: Dr. Aaron Judkins & Bruce Hall – Finding Qumran Cave #12

Fringe Radio Network February 26, 2017 0

A NEW cave has been officially designated at Qumran, site of the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls, for the first time in more than 60 years. This is historic. Our podcast today features an

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VFTB 360: Dr. Michael Heiser – The Watchers and the Forgotten Mission of Jesus

VFTB 360: Dr. Michael Heiser – The Watchers and the Forgotten Mission of Jesus

Derek Gilbert February 19, 2017 0

THE INTERVENTION in human history by a rebellious group of angels called the Watchers triggered consequences that are shaping the world even today. Even though this was common knowledge to the Jews of the first century,

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VFTB 359: Stan Deyo – Tesla, Trump, and Power

VFTB 359: Stan Deyo – Tesla, Trump, and Power

Derek Gilbert February 12, 2017 0

NIKOLA TESLA is just one degree of separation removed from the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

Stan Deyo joins us with details behind a 1982 interview he recorded for

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VFTB 358: Mike Kerr & Jeannie Moore – Hear the Watchmen

VFTB 358: Mike Kerr & Jeannie Moore – Hear the Watchmen

Derek Gilbert February 5, 2017 0

THESE ARE strange days. Trying to make sense of the times in the light of scripture is the goal of the upcoming Hear the Watchmen conference, God's Great Gathering: The G3 Intelligence

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VFTB 357: Pastor Paul Begley – Prophecy and the End of Days

VFTB 357: Pastor Paul Begley – Prophecy and the End of Days

Derek Gilbert January 29, 2017 0

PROPHETIC SIGNS are everywhere you look. 70 nations -- the same number created by God after the Tower of Babel incident -- recently gathered in Paris to discuss the Palestinian problem. Of course, that's

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VFTB 345: Pastor Carl Gallups – When the Lion Roars

VFTB 345: Pastor Carl Gallups – When the Lion Roars

Fringe Radio Network October 16, 2016 0

WE ARE living in the most prophetic time since the days of Jesus. Pastor Carl Gallups, best-selling author of The Rabbi Who Found Messiah and Be Thou Prepared, discusses his new book, When the Lion Roars: Understanding

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VFTB 344: Stan Deyo and L.A. Marzulli – The History You Know is Wrong

VFTB 344: Stan Deyo and L.A. Marzulli – The History You Know is Wrong

Fringe Radio Network October 13, 2016 0

WHAT WE'VE been taught in school doesn't fit the evidence. We conclude our exclusive series of interviews from the Rocky Mountain International Prophecy Conference with the men who brought what were probably the two

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VFTB 343: Dr. Timothy Furnish – Battle of Dabiq: First Shot in the Apocalypse or the End of ISIS?

VFTB 343: Dr. Timothy Furnish – Battle of Dabiq: First Shot in the Apocalypse or the End of ISIS?

Fringe Radio Network October 9, 2016 0

IS THE coming battle for the village of Dabiq, Syria the fulfillment of Islamic prophecy or the beginning of the end for the Islamic State? Actually, probably neither. Dr. Timothy Furnish, author of Ten Years'

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VFTB 342: Claudia Koenig & Dr. Michael Heiser – Rocky Mountain Int’l Prophecy Conference

VFTB 342: Claudia Koenig & Dr. Michael Heiser – Rocky Mountain Int’l Prophecy Conference

Fringe Radio Network October 6, 2016 0

THE SPIRIT realm is the focus of this week's exclusive interviews from the Rocky Mountain International Prophecy Conference. First, we talked with Claudia Koenig, who talked about the need for evangelism and witnessing in

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VFTB 341: Carl Teichrib – Burning Man and Transformational Festivals

VFTB 341: Carl Teichrib – Burning Man and Transformational Festivals

Fringe Radio Network October 1, 2016 0

THE MODERN world is returning to the old gods. Festivals like the recent Burning Man are a symptom, not the cause, of the growth of the new paganism. Carl Teichrib, editor of the online journal

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VFTB 340: Brent Miller, Sr. and Carl Teichrib – Rocky Mountain International Prophecy Conference

VFTB 340: Brent Miller, Sr. and Carl Teichrib – Rocky Mountain International Prophecy Conference

Fringe Radio Network September 29, 2016 0

IT'S DIFFICULT to oppose the enemy when there are collaborators in the camp. This week, our exclusive series of interviews from the 2016 Rocky Mountain International Prophecy Conference continues with Brent Miller, Sr. (www.ingenuityfilms.com)

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