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

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, including the Apostles, the men who wrote the New Testament, most of us in the church have never heard of the Watchers, much less what they did.

Dr. Michael Heiser, author of The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible, joins us to discuss his new book, Reversing Hermon: Enoch, the Watchers, and the Forgotten Mission of Jesus Christ. This groundbreaking book will open your eyes to the significance God places on reversing the disastrous effects of the Watchers’ sins against humanity.


Derek’s new book The Great Inception: Satan’s PSYOPs from Eden to Armageddon is available for pre-order! See the online series of articles leading up to the official release at TheGreatInception.com.

And his supernatural thriller The God Conspiracy is now an audio book! Hear a new episode 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.

And we are proud to announce that A View from the Bunker is now part of the Fringe Radio Network!

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

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

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 a documentary with Trump’s uncle, Dr. John G. Trump. Dr. Trump told Stan how he’d been asked by the FBI to examine all the papers left behind by Tesla at his room in the Hotel New Yorker after the inventor’s death in 1943 — including a parcel that Tesla had instructed the hotel staff not to open because it contained “the secret to a super weapon.”

Stan explained what was in the parcel and how it might be used to generate energy from the atmosphere.

Watch the 3-minute video on YouTube by clicking here.


Derek’s new book The Great Inception: Satan’s PSYOPs from Eden to Armageddon is available for pre-order! See the online series of articles leading up to the official release at TheGreatInception.com.

And his supernatural thriller The God Conspiracy is now an audio book! Hear a new episode 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 358: Mike Kerr & Jeannie Moore – Hear the Watchmen

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 Summit.

Mike Kerr and Jeannie Moore, organizers of the conference, talk about the event and what motivated them to take on the massive challenge of putting it together.


Derek’s new book The Great Inception: Satan’s PSYOPs from Eden to Armageddon is available for pre-order! See the online series of articles leading up to the official release at TheGreatInception.com.

And his supernatural thriller The God Conspiracy is now an audio book! Hear a new episode 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 357: Pastor Paul Begley – Prophecy and the End of Days

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 just a nice way of saying they want to create a coalition to compel Israel to give up land to the Palestinian Authority.

Pastor Paul Begley studies prophecy, and he joins us to discuss the days in which we’re living and what lies ahead. Are these like the days of Noah, and if so, what’s the significance? Why are groups in Israel pushing to build the Third Temple, and what happens when they do? Most of all, what do Christians do about all of this?

Watch Paul’s live video broadcast by clicking here Monday through Friday Noon to 2 PM Eastern, and Sunday night from 7 PM to 10 PM Eastern. You can watch his archived YouTube videos by clicking here.


Derek’s supernatural thriller The God Conspiracy is now an audio book! Hear a new episode 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 345: Pastor Carl Gallups – When the Lion Roars

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 the Implications of Ancient Prophecies for Our Time.

Without setting dates or laying out a timeline theory, Carl explains why events such as the restoration of the nation of Israel, invasive government surveillance, and the emergence of the Transhumanist movement are all indicators that the end times are upon us.

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 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!