"Q-If God created the world 6,000 years ago or so, why are stars millions of light years away?
A-Brendon, what a question! Yes, we know from the dates God gives us in the Bible that He did create the whole universe about 6,000 years ago. When we hear the term light-year, we need to realize it is not a measure of time but a measure of distance, telling us how far away something is. Distant stars and galaxies might be millions of light-years away, but that doesn’t mean that it took millions of years for the light to get here, it just means it is really far away!"
I heard on BBC Radio 5 last night (prior to the regular weekly 1 hour phone-in science Q&A with the 'Aussie Brainiac' Dr. Karl*, which I never miss) that the oldest galaxy had been discovered - formed just 600 million years after the Big Bang:
...you were saying, Ken? PROTIP: The expansion of the universe isn't just continuing to this day (some 13-14 billion years after said Big Bang), but is accelerating.
I love the smell of destroyed arguments in the morning. Smells like... victory.
*- Dr. Karl, whom I refer to as the 'Aussie Brainiac', and populariser of science in all it's myriad & wonderful forms):