I think Eddie stated my position quite succinctly: Jesus, the divine and Living Word (Genesis 1/John 1), not only was involved in the original creation but also sustains its natural laws from moment to moment. This governance of the cosmos includes sustaining the natural laws by which evolutionary processes, whether cosmological or biological, run.
I wouldn’t go so far as Eddie to say that God “guides” evolution, but I certainly believe that God intended, from the beginning, for evolutionary processes to result in habitable planets, the rise of life, and the appearance of sentient beings upon whom God could confer His image. The cosmos was, in a manner of speaking, front-loaded to be able to do all that, without necessarily resulting in the same outcome if the tape were rewound and restarted. I’d love to say that evolution occurs differently than Dawkins, Coyne, etc., say it does, but I’ve never found a compelling argument to suggest otherwise. From a scientific perspective, do you expect to see something in the microscope or the telescope that says, essentially, “God’s doing it”?
I see the entire cosmos as teleological (big picture), not necessarily every specific act within natural processes (little picture). The cosmos has a purpose and God will see that purpose through, but He doesn’t need to insert Himself into every process in order to, as Jean-Luc Picard is so fond of saying, “make it so.”
I also suppose (without having delved into his writings) I’m with George Murphy in that I believe that the very Creator, who intended evolutionary processes to be the means by which His creation developed, entered into it, identified with it, and—ultimately—will redeem it. I think the redemption part is key here. If, as you say, God is constantly guiding (vs. merely sustaining) evolutionary processes, I think God has a lot to answer for. If, on the other hand, God is willing to allow a considerable measure of freedom (within constraints) for the cosmos to self-organize, but promises that His justice will prevail in the end by means of the Logos’ redemptive act, I can live with that.
I’m sorry, Eddie, but I just don’t think we’ll agree on this particular topic. While “it simply won’t do to say such-and-such” for you, it works just fine for me.