1311 Holman Street, Houston, TX


First Evangelical Lutheran Church


One Church, Three Podcasts


Theology on Air

In the summer of 2015, Pastor McClanahan began working with a local public radio station - KPFT, 90.1 FM - to develop a podcast. That podcast became a digital radio show called Sin Boldly. After four and a half years of doing a solo radio show, Pastor McClanahan decided to team up with the good folks at Theology on Tap Houston to work together for a new show called "Theology on Air." Like the Sin Boldly radio show, this show is available every Thursday at 5:00 pm on your digital radio or via streaming through KPFT's website. It will continue to be recorded and put out as a podcast. The show focuses on a combination of apologetics (defending Christianity to the outside world), discussing theological/biblical issues, discernment (seeking truth within the Christianity community), and commentary on current events. You can listen live here Thursdays at 5:00. The podcast is available on most podcast platforms. Just search for it by the title. If you can't find it, you can always listen on Spotify or here

First Lutheran Church near downtown Houston is a traditional, liturgical congregation and a member of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC).

The Scarlet Thread Podcast

The Scarlet Thread Podcast is a daily Bible podcast that employs the 2-year daily lectionary to cover much of the Old Testament in two years, and most of the New Testament every year. This 6-10  minute daily podcast will include three scriptural readings (one Old Testament, one New Testament and one Gospel lesson), the Lord's prayer, and a psalm or proverb. 

Why call it The Scarlet Thread? The “scarlet thread” that runs throughout the scripture is the salvation of man found only in Jesus Christ. It is scarlet because the salvation is ultimately found in the scarlet blood of Jesus, and it is a thread because it is foreshadowed and preached about in the Old Testament before being realized in the New. 

While this is not a complete reading of the Bible, it is a great way to hear the narrative of the scriptures. As it follows the liturgical year, festival and saint’s days will be observed. The Scarlet Thread uses the Revised Standard Version (RSV) of the Bible. ​​The podcast feed can be found on every major podcast platform. Just search for it by the title. If it isn't on your favorite podcast catcher, it will always be on Spotify or here.


Sermons and Such at First Lutheran, Houston

This podcast only has sermons and occasional teaching material from First Lutheran. We know that as folks are considering which congregation to visit or join, they may want to know what is being taught at that congregation. So this podcast is for ease of access to the preaching and teaching material at First Lutheran. If not already, it should be available on every major podcast platform soon. Just search for it by the title.  

The Sin Boldly Blog

First Lutheran Church near downtown Houston is a traditional, liturgical congregation and a member of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC).

The Sin Boldly Blog

When there is a pressing thought, concern, or maybe just for fun, Pastor McClanahan will write a short essay on the church's blog, called, like the podcast, Sin Boldly. Click on the image to the right to be taken to that website, or see the feed below. Topics include everything from liturgical pondering to social observations and commentary on the current state of the church. Enjoy!