IN THE GRAND CANYON— “How do you teach about evolution and creation?” That’s one of the questions thoughtful parents most frequently ask when visiting Christian colleges with their high-school students.

Some colleges give straightforward answers that might startle some Christians. The biology department of Calvin College in Michigan issued a statement on May 7: “We teach evolutionary theory as the best scientific explanation for the dynamic diversity of life on Earth. . . . We teach biology from an evolutionary paradigm.”

Across the border in Ohio, Cedarville University has an equally forthright statement from the other end of the spectrum: “We believe in the literal six-day account of creation, that the creation of man lies in the special, immediate, and formative acts of God and not from previously existing forms of life.”

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