First, let me just state that not everyone who uses the term "covenant creation" agrees point by point on the interpretation of the Genesis creation account. There are also philosophical as well as soteriological differences among those who adhere to some form of a "covenant" framework for "creation".
Secondly, when I write on this topic I am speaking for myself and from my own viewpoint and have no interest in representing anyone else. However, the list which follows of what "covenant creation" is NOT, would be agreed upon by anyone with whom I am acquainted who views Genesis creation within a similar framework. In other words, in the case of each point below, a statement was made which describes the view of *no one* I know, and yet claims to describe someone's view. So, the thing is, people read those false statements and form opinions about *people* because of them. And frankly, it gets discouraging.
I will add to this list whenever I find that more false statements have been made claiming to represent "covenant creation".
"Covenant Creation" is NOT:
1. a geographically "local" or "tribal" view of Genesis creation
2. a "creation/evolution mix"
3. a denial that miracles exist (ie, we do not deny that Jesus walked on water, or that he rose from the dead, and no, we do not deny that Balaam's donkey talked)
4. the view that the animals on Noah's ark were really people which God commanded Noah to sacrifice and literally eat (I know, it surprised me also that this needed to be clarified.)
5. dictated by extra-biblical sources, or modern scientific discovery
6. a form of empiricism
7. the view that the Bible has nothing to say to Chinese people, so why should we preach the gospel to them (no, I didn't just make that up, someone attributed that to "covenant creation")
8. the view that the god of the bible is merely a "tribal god" and not the God of the universe (nope, I didn't make that one up either)
9. the view that "Genesis is a myth" (This quote was falsely attributed to Ward Fenley on a public forum, when Ward has never said any such thing.)
10. the view that God didn't really create the universe
Feel free to add to this list, or add/ask for clarification in the comments section.