I don’t often read the New York Times, but I stumbled across a very interesting read for those who argue that biology and theology cannot coexist. Spoiler alert: They can, and do.
As a Christian and a Scientist, I think that if you are unable or unwilling to accept that God could be so incredibly powerful to set the beautiful process of evolution in motion, then your opinion of God is small and should be reevaluated. The Natural world is something to be explored and appreciated, not simplified and ignored on the basis that it’s contradictory to narrow-minded theological thinking. As sentient creatures, we have free will and have the power to ask why and how. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Instruction of biology/science without evolution on the grounds that it is ‘insensitive/contradictory to religious teaching’ is irresponsible and unacceptable.