After Church on Sunday night a fellow church member and myself had dinner with our families and he and I discussed science as he is a Physicist. During the course of the conversation a blog came up from a professor at Calvin College who is an educated reformed Christian and an evolutionist. His name is Stephen Matheson and he is an associate professor of Biology at Calvin. This peaked my interest. He emailed me the blog and I have spent the last hour scouring it and reading over his thoughts on how he handles the issue of evolution in how it relates to Christianity. Here below I will quote for you a snippet from one of his posts.
If there is any problem at all between evolution and Christian belief, it arises in the context of the historical narrative of redemptive history. (The notion that evolutionary theory, as a natural explanation, is hostile to Christian belief is, in my opinion, preposterous. Hence my low regard for ID.) Specifically, the historical nature of the Fall, in which sin and death entered the world due to the actions of two particular people, is difficult to fit into the narrative of common ancestry.
In my view, the problem is simply historical (the stories don't seem to fit well together), but many Christians see a more serious conflict, because they believe that the existence of a single historical Adam is central in the redemption narrative. In fact, I'm sure that the vast majority of evangelicals would take this position. And Romans 5 would be a big reason why.
You can read more on this here.
You can read more on his views regarding theology here.
Edit: Another resource relating to the issues of this topic can be viewed here.
-Does evolution pose a threat to your faith if you are a Christian?
-What do you think about the professor's conclusion on the matter?
-Do you think he is right? If yes, why? If no, why not?
-Do you tend to regurgitate what you have been told concerning this topic or have you actually looked into it?
-Does removing the literal Adam pose a problem for the entrance of sin and the need for a savior?