From John Cobb's Jesus' Abba.
The modern scientistic vision leads to concluding that there is no such thing as reason or thought [because of determinism], no distinction between truth and falsehood, and nothing that could be called 'meaning.' Most adherents of the modern worldview do not press consistency very far in this direction. There is, of course, no empirical evidence for these conclusions. They follow from a rarely examined metaphysics.
I believe that Abba is in every cell in the body calling it to do its part for its own well-being and for the well-being of the whole. When we pray for healing for ourselves, we are aligning ourselves with Abba's working within us. We are also directly affecting our bodies, encouraging the cells to be open to what Abba wants to do in them and with them.
Mutual respect cannot mean that we hold that every opinion is worthy of equal respect.
A good education involves a continual expansion of awareness of possibilities not previously imagined.