About

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My name is Isaac Hopper. By day, I am either working as a Web Developer or Researcher. I am currently a PhD candidate in Wesley Studies at the University of Manchester, Nazarene Theological College, where I am researching John Wesley’s Christology. I am a husband, a father of two very active children, and a follower of Jesus Christ. Welcome to my own brand of crazy.

This blog includes personal musings, reflections on scripture, and occasional bits of insight from my doctoral research. Whatever the nature of the posts you see here, I welcome your feedback and comments.

If you feel so inclined, you can follow my shorter ramblings on Twitter.

My Impossible List

I recently stumbled across a link to an article on College Info Geek talking about making an impossible list. It is sort of like a bucket list, but made up of things that (at the moment) seem impossible to achieve. I am putting them out here in an effort to encourage us all to live life fully and dream the impossible. I’ll update the list if/when I achieve any of these goals (with dates, when possible). If you want to make your own impossible list, you can read more about how to do so over here.

Life Goals

  • Coming soon

Spiritual Goals

  • Observe Traditional Fast Days (Wed & Friday) for 6 months | 1 year
  • Sabbath every week
  • More coming soon

Physical/Health Goals

  • Run a 5k
  • Run a 10k
  • Run a Half-Marathon
  • Run a Marathon
  • Run a Triathalon
  • Bench Press 200lbs | 250lbs | 300lbs
  • Perform 100 Consecutive Push-ups
  • Perform 100 Consecutive Sit-ups
  • Perform 100 Consecutive Squats
  • Perform 30 Consecutive Pull-ups
  • Eat Paleo for 30 Consecutive Days | 60 Days | 90 Days
  • Complete Tough Mudder
  • Learn Parkour
  • Become a Black Belt in a Martial Art

Professional Goals

  • Complete an Undergraduate Degree [ May, 2000]
  • Complete a Master’s Degree [May, 2008]
  • Complete a PhD
  • Start a Business [April, 2012]
  • Write an e-book [Practicing Fatherhood]
  • Write / Publish a Hard-Copy Book
  • Start a Successful Blog

Skill/Ability Goals

  • Study 10 Languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • German
    • French
    • Biblical Hebrew
    • Biblical Aramaic
    • Koine Greek
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Japanese
  • Become Fluent in 4 Languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
    • German
  • Learn to Program in 20 Languages/Frameworks
    • Pro C
    • Objective C
    • C++
    • Basic A
    • Q Basic
    • Visual Basic
    • Delphi
    • Pascal
    • Perl
    • PHP
    • Java
    • Javascript
    • JQuery
    • PL/SQL
    • Labview/G
    • HTML/CSS
    • Python
    • LISP/SASS
    • Bash/Shell Scripting
    • Ruby
  • Learn to Juggle
  • Learn to Ice Skate | Backwards
  • Learn to Rollerblade

Fun Goals

  • Coming soon

Travel Goals

  • Visit England | 2x
  • Visit Scotland | 2x
  • Visit Australia
  • Visit Ireland
  • Visit Wales
  • Travel Europe
  • Visit Mexico
  • Visit Israel
  • Visit Hong Kong
  • Visit 10 Foreign Countries
    • Canada
    • England
    • Scotland
    • Honduras
  • Take a Cruise
  • Visit All 50 States
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