Can someone tell me what a "Spiritual Adviser" is? I keep hearing that term, like Tom Cruise has a spiritual adviser, and Obama's pastor is referred to as his spiritual adviser. Is it OK to believe whatever you want and serve a god you have defined then make yourself sound spiritual by saying you have an adviser? Does that mean your a "Christian" in America today? I have relationships with people who are spiritual mentors and spiritual fathers in my life, but as far as a spiritual adviser, I'd have to give that role to the Holy Spirit.