Do evolution and faith in God conflict? It astonishes me that when Christians find out I believe life evolved, they immediately start giving reasons that God exists.
This happens even with those who know me as a devoted and outspoken Christian, a church historian, and as a teacher and leader in the church. I remember stopping one friend mid-sentence to tell him, "Hey, do you remember whom you're talking to? I'm a Christian, and a pretty radical one at that. I believe in God, too!"
It was like he suddenly woke out of a trance. He had momentarily forgotten that I'm a Christian!
The conflict between evolution and faith is not real. The issue, for a Christian who believes in evolution (a theistic evolutionist), is how God created life, not whether he created it.
The most pertinent question of all: Doesn't Romans 5:12 say that death began with Adam?