Example of the idea that I mean: Early Islamic scholars studied mathematics and science in order to better understand what 'god' had created. They didn't seek to understand the world by saying 'god did it with magic,' instead it seems it was 'how did god make this happen naturally.'
Admittedly, that's a big general statement - but my point is that I know theists that believe that the world works in a scientific way; objective and observable. They also believe that god created the universe via the big bang. Apologetics from many believers, but from some it's a basic part of their faith. Understanding how nature works gives them 'insight' in to how god my work.
These aren't my beliefs, to be clear! And I'm probably mangling the message. If so, i'm terribly sorry i'm not making much sense XD