We invite you to join Acton’s president and co-founder Kris Alan Mauren on

Tuesday, March 26, at the beautiful Dallas Country Club for lunch with guest speaker

David L. Bahnsen

who will give a special address on his new book,

Full-Time: Work and the Meaning of Life

 Please RSVP by Monday, March 25, 2024

Register now to save your spot at this popular event or become an official sponsor our Dallas Luncheon.

Sponsoring a table is a great way to secure your own seat at the lunch and introduce your friends and colleagues to Acton’s mission as well.

Lord Acton table sponsorship ($1250)  benefits include:

  • reserved premier seating for ten (10)
  • recognition in our printed program, at the event, and on the event website.
  • special sponsor gift

Liberty Circle table ($750) benefits include:

  • reserved seating for ten (10)

To reserve your table, register online or email events@acton.org or call 616.369.6347


 David L. Bahnsen

The Bahnsen Group

Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer

David L. Bahnsen is the founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group, a national private wealth management firm with offices in Newport Beach, New York City, Bend, Nashville, Minneapolis, Austin, and Phoenix, managing over $5 billion in client assets.

Prior to launching The Bahnsen Group, he spent eight years as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and six years as a Vice President at UBS. He is consistently named one of the top financial advisors in America by Barron’s, Forbes, and the Financial Times.

He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, and Fox Business, and is a regular contributor to National Review. He hosts the popular weekly podcast, Capital Record, dedicated to a defense of free enterprise and capital markets. He is a regular lecturer for the Acton Institute and the Center for Cultural Leadership and writes daily investment commentary at www.thedctoday.com and weekly macro commentary at www.dividendcafe.com.

David is a founding Trustee for Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Review Institute in New York City.

He is the author of several best-selling books including Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It (2018), and The Case for Dividend Growth: Investing in a Post-Crisis World (2019). His newest book, There’s No Free Lunch: 250 Economic Truths, was released in November 2021.

David’s true passions include anything related to USC football, the financial markets, politics, and Chinese food. His ultimate passions are his wife of 20+ years, Joleen, their children, Mitchell, Sadie, and Graham, and the life they’ve created together on both coasts.

Event Details

EVENT: Dallas Luncheon 2024


DATE: March 26, 2024



Dallas Country Club

4155 Mockingbird Lane

Dallas, TX 75205



11:30 a.m. Registration Opens

12:00 p.m. Lunch and Program

12:45 p.m. Q&A

1:30 p.m. Event Ends



  • $1250 Lord Acton Sponsor (10 seats) 
  • $750 Liberty Circle Table (10 seats)
  • $75 Individual Ticket
  • $50 Student Ticket





Email us at events@acton.org or call Rebecca Petrucelli at 616.369.6347

In his book, Full-Time: Work and the Meaning of Life, David L. Bahnsen makes the case we were created to work, and our work provides unique meaning and purpose in our lives. 

He argues that the time has come to stop tip-toeing around the issues that matter, that separating one’s identity from what they do is demonstrably false, and that this era of alienation is for many a direct result of a low view of work.

It is in work—effort, service, striving—of every kind that we discover our meaning and purpose; a significant and successful life is one rooted in full-time productivity and cultivation of God’s created world.