Our bones are the bones of the old red stars; and our cherished egos are constructed and reconstructed daily by history and culture and fashion and, above all and within all, by time. God created, we believe, ex nihilo and — as post-Einsteinian physics has stressed — time, like space, is intrinsic to the order of the cosmos. There was no time before the creation; time came into existence with space, they are inextricably connected and there is no escape, no loophole, no separation, no detachment. There is no experience outside the creativity of God.

Sara Maitland, A Big-Enough God