Several months ago while driving to another city, I asked my accompanying friend what surrendering to God means. The road was long, I was tired, so I thought that would be a good topic for a light theological discussion. But to my surprise, my professor friend (whose specialty has nothing to do with theology or religion) had a completely different view on surrendering to God. At first, I thought his faith would somehow inform his view on the topic, but as we discussed the matter, it became increasingly clear that surrendering to God may mean wildly different things to different people, and even for those who agree with what it means, the concept does not provide much clarity. After an agreement on the definition come the more down-to-earth issues which, if you take seriously and apply to your life, can be quite serious.