Thomas Oard is an interesting theologian from the wilds of Idaho. He olves hiking in the hills of Idaho as much I enjoys exploring the hills of the desolate north of England
This article is provoking but at present I cannot accept it at all. I feel it has several weaknesses
- He makes too much of creation not being explicit in the Bible. To me every reference to creation and created things in the Bible is clear that they are from God and separate from God, an implicit way of saying Creation ex nihilo
- To say it undermines Creation Care is to say it implies a rather over-powering god (Calvinist) who entails that human efforts are of no avail.
- I would say his alternative means we would be less creation -caring as we are not dealing with “stuff” created from nothing by God.