For the postmodern world the very notion of objective truth is open to question if not ridicule. In a cultural climate of soft footings and cracking walls, Paul's unambigous commitment to the church as 'the pillar and foundation of the truth' is a timely metaphor. It calls us to reconsider the architecture of a truly Christian worldview and to reexamine the gospel and tradition we have inherited. Paul's burden in these letters to Timothy and Titus is inheritance, the faithful guarding and delivering of the inheritance of gospel truth. Nearing the end of his life, Paul is intent on securing the heritage of gospel truth for the next generation.