I have been reading Mark's blog for a couple of years and he always has something reasonable to say. I am often challenged to think more deeply about something from one of Mark's posts.
I have just finished listening to the podcast of the interview with Mark. It was a pleasure to listen to his physical voice after having getting to know his literary voice (including in comments here on this blog).
Typical of Mark, on the podcast he was open-minded and careful with his words. He arrives at some different conclusions from mine (which, of course, is a healthy thing for thinking people to do), but I never feel judged by anything Mark says in writing or on the podcast. As an English major and someone who loves classical English literature, Mark prefers Bible versions which sound more like the KJV, while I prefer versions which sound more like the way those for whom they are translated actually speak and write. But we understand and respect each other's positions. We both grew up on the KJV and memorized it and still enjoy its cadences.
I was impressed with how fairly and irenically Mark discussed different kinds of Bible versions on the podcast. I wish that all debate about English Bible versions these days were conducted in such a fair, civil, non-judgemental way.
I commend to you Mark's blog post which will take only a couple of minutes to read, as well as the podcast, which lasts forty minutes.