I am a scientist. I have been since I was a kid. I am now in training. It is my job to question, design experiments, read results, refine experiments, and tease out explanations. I have been this way for a long time, even as a kid I did this sort of thing. I would ask a question. I would even design easy experiments for myself.
God created me as a scientist as much as He created our Pastor to be a Pastor, as He created Jen to be a writer, as He created doctors, lawyers, teachers, physicists, mathematicians, artists, dancers, musicians, cooks, architects, actors, you name it.
So I believe that if God "created my inmost being; [He] knit me together in my mother's womb" (Psalm 139:13), he deliberately created me to be a scientist.
And if God created me to be this way, there must have been a purpose. So I question. I question creation vs geology and physics. I question age of the earth in the biblical record vs age of the earth in geological and radioactive records. I question my faith at its deepest point. God did not see fit to give me gift of blind faith, or even shaded faith, for that matter. He gave me the spirit to find explanations within the natural world that show the evidence of biblical truth.
This does not degrade my faith. My faith is pure and strong. That Christ was born a man, crucified, raised, and will come again. I am a faithful servant. I attend church most weeks, not because I have to, but because it is profitable to both my faith and my person. I confess daily, weekly my sins, and I receive the absolution with a full and peaceful spirit. I take communion knowing well what it is that I do, and I receive the blessings from the same.
Somehow I reconcile my education and my faith. It is an ongoing exchange. But my faith will win out. It always does.
I am a Christian, and I am a Scientist. Thanks be to God.