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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 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

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Fringe Radio Network October 6, 2016 0

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VFTB 341: Carl Teichrib – Burning Man and Transformational Festivals

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Fringe Radio Network October 1, 2016 0

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

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Fringe Radio Network September 29, 2016 0

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VFTB 339: Richard Burke – The Ancient World and the Bible

VFTB 339: Richard Burke – The Ancient World and the Bible

Fringe Radio Network September 25, 2016 0

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VFTB 338: Jeff Kinley & Joseph Farah – Rocky Mountain Int’l Prophecy Conference

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Fringe Radio Network September 21, 2016 0

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VFTB 337: Janet Phelan – The Elites Want You Dead

VFTB 337: Janet Phelan – The Elites Want You Dead

Fringe Radio Network September 18, 2016 0

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VFTB 336: Sharon K. Gilbert & Josh Peck – Rocky Mountain Int’l Prophecy Conference

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Fringe Radio Network September 15, 2016 0

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VFTB 335: Ken Stone – ‘Hard to Believe’ Part 2

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Fringe Radio Network September 11, 2016 0

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