Category: A View From The Bunker

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?

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’ Captivation With the Mahdi’s Camps: Essays on Muslim Eschatology, 2005-2015, offers a primer on Sunni eschatology, insight into what may follow, and opinion as to why the West seems so unprepared to deal with the Islamic State.

Derek’s supernatural thriller The God Conspiracy is now an audio book! Hear new episodes every Monday at www.TheGodConspiracy.tk.

Please join Derek and Sharon Gilbert each Sunday for the Gilbert House Fellowship, our weekly Bible study podcast. Log on to www.GilbertHouse.org for more details.

Check out the new video version of A View from the Bunker. And please subscribe to the VFTB YouTube channel for automatic updates when new shows are ready!

Discuss these topics at the VFTB Facebook page and check out the great Christian podcasters at the Revelations Radio Network.

Thanks to Jake Ruchotzke for the new artwork! Check out his Seek4Truth channel on YouTube.

VFTB 341: Carl Teichrib – Burning Man and Transformational Festivals

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 Forcing Change and author of the forthcoming book Game of Gods, has been tracking the growth and direction of transformational festivals. He explains what they are and why Christians need to be aware of (and concerned by) them.

Derek’s supernatural thriller The God Conspiracy is now an audio book! Hear new episodes every Monday at www.TheGodConspiracy.tk.

Please join Derek and Sharon Gilbert each Sunday for the Gilbert House Fellowship, our weekly Bible study podcast. Log on to www.GilbertHouse.org for more details.

Check out the new video version of A View from the Bunker. And please subscribe to the VFTB YouTube channel for automatic updates when new shows are ready!

Discuss these topics at the VFTB Facebook page and check out the great Christian podcasters at the Revelations Radio Network.

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

THE BIBLE was not written in a vacuum. But most of us read it as if it was. We tend not to think about the influence of the nations around ancient Israel until one of them intrudes on the narrative by invading the Holy Land and plundering the Temple, or something.

Richard Burke is the author of the Raising Up Pharaoh series of novels. He’s invested some 30,000 hours of research into the ancient world to make his fictional realm believable. We discuss the path that led him from a career in banking to his studies in archaeology, the ancient Near East and its impact on the patriarchs… and those weird, ancient reptilian figurines found near the site of the ancient temple of Enki, the Sumerian god of the Abyss.

Derek’s supernatural thriller The God Conspiracy is now an audio book! Hear new episodes every Monday at www.TheGodConspiracy.tk.

Please join Derek and Sharon Gilbert each Sunday for the Gilbert House Fellowship, our weekly Bible study podcast. Log on to www.GilbertHouse.org for more details.

Check out the new video version of A View from the Bunker. And please subscribe to the VFTB YouTube channel for automatic updates when new shows are ready!

Discuss these topics at the VFTB Facebook page and check out the great Christian podcasters at the Revelations Radio Network.

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

THE GOVERNMENT of China is live harvesting organs from prisoners of conscience—possibly from as many as 100,000 prisoners a year.

Ken Stone is the director of the documentary Hard to Believe, and he describes the process and the difficulty of telling this disturbing story in a one-hour film.

Derek’s supernatural thriller The God Conspiracy is now an audio book! Hear new episodes every Monday at www.TheGodConspiracy.tk.

Please join Derek and Sharon Gilbert each Sunday for the Gilbert House Fellowship, our weekly Bible study podcast. Log on to www.GilbertHouse.org for more details.

Check out the new video version of A View from the Bunker. And please subscribe to the VFTB YouTube channel for automatic updates when new shows are ready!