To my evangelical friends:
Why not consider evolution to be God's concept of intelligent design?
To deem such a thought as invalid is to restrict the magnificence of our Almighty Creator. And certainly it would be blasphemous to claim to know the mind of God.
Unless we truly believe that Jonah literally survived in the juices of the belly of the whale, then we must recognize the allegorical beauty of the Bible.
Allegory teaches us theological and moral truth in a way that stimulates both the intellect and the imagination. We need not take things literally to know their truth.
So too, the Bible ... an incredibly revelatory book when read with a bit of insight and imagination.
Your liberal friend,